Coming into Relation: Learning Series

October 19-25, 2022

OISE SCAN logo. There is a sphere made of a ribbon that is yellow, red, blue, purple, green, and navy blue. Blue text reads, "OISE SCAN Sustainability & Climate Action Network."
Natural Curiosity logo. A graphic of the Great Turtle with a tree emerging from its shell. Blue text reads Natural Curisoity. Black text reads, "The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children's Environmental Inquiry."
First Story logo. Yellow bubble letters read First Story. There is the silhouette of a bear over the word First and a paw print as the "o" of story. There is a blue compass with a bear paw print in the centre.

Coming into Relation: Land-based Learning with First Story and Natural Curiosity
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 4-5pm (EST) on Zoom

Overtop an old map of the city of Toronto, brown text reads, "Webinar l Oct. 19, 4:00pm EST. Coming Into Relation: Land-based learning with First Story and Natural Curiosity." There is the Natural Curiosity logo. A graphic of the Great Turtle with a tree emerging from its shell. Blue text reads Natural Curisoity. Black text reads, "The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children's Environmental Inquiry." There is also the First Story logo. Yellow bubble letters read First Story. There is the silhouette of a bear over the word First and a paw print as the "o" of story. There is a blue compass with a bear paw print in the centre.

Join First Story and Natural Curiosity for an exploration of land-based learning informed by Indigenous perspectives. In this session, Jon Johnson will share First Story's approach to land-based learning and the importance of relationality for connecting students with the land and each other. As an extension of this talk, Natural Curiosity will share resources to support teachers and teacher candidates in continuing this work to integrate Indigenous perspectives into K-12 education.

Coming into Relation: Remembering Buried Waters, Story-ing Stolen Earth
Walking Tour 1 - Saturday, October 22, 2022 — 2:30PM-4:30PM
Walking Tour 2 - Tuesday, October 25, 2022 — 4:30PM-6:30PM

First Story, Tkaron:to Guides Jill Carter and Trina Moyan lead a walk through the Annex, story-ing Indigenous presence (then, now, and tomorrow) and reigniting relationship with buried waters and re-purposed earth. The exact starting location will be near OISE (252 Bloor St. W.) and will be confirmed in advance of the tours.

These FREE tours are specifically for members of the TDSB and OISE communities (TDSB teachers and staff; OISE teacher candidates/graduate students, faculty and staff). Spaces are limited; register today to reserve your spot.

Overtop an image of the Toronto skyline taken from the Toronto Islands, white text reads: "Remembering Buried Waters, Story-ing Stolen Earth. A First Story Tour with Jill CArter & Trina Moyan. Supported by Natural Curiosity. Join one of two free tours: Oct. 22 2:30-4:30pm or Oct. 25, 4:30-6:30pm https://firststorynctour.eventbrite.ca." There is the Natural Curiosity logo. A graphic of the Great Turtle with a tree emerging from its shell. Blue text reads Natural Curisoity. Black text reads, "The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children's Environmental Inquiry." There is also the First Story logo. Yellow bubble letters read First Story. There is the silhouette of a bear over the word First and a paw print as the "o" of story. There is a blue compass with a bear paw print in the centre.

Have any questions?

If you wish to chat with a member of the Natural Curiosity team to further discuss program details, please do not hesitate to contact Aleksa Nitsis, our Program Manager, at naturalcuriosity@utoronto.ca.