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New 2021-22 Webinar Series!
Recovery, Reflection, and Reciprocity

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In our new monthly webinar series, Recovery, Reflection, and Reciprocity, we hope to support educators to share the important lessons we learned about connection, wellbeing, and reciprocal relationships toward a common goal – to make learning on the land an essential part of environmental and all education in post-COVID times. 

Embracing the Shift 2021

In 2020, we brought you Natural Curiosity in the New Normal, a four-part conversation about getting outside and staying outside amid COVID-19. We highlighted an Indigenous lens on the current crisis in education, and invited educators to slow down and embrace the natural world as co-teacher. In our continuing series, Embracing the Shift: Sharing Our Pandemic Stories of Connecting to Land and Children’s Natural Curiosity, we hope to build on these foundational ideas, with more educator stories to further unpack the principles and practices laid out in Natural Curiosity 2nd Edition.

Past Webinar Finale - June 17th

Reconnecting with Aki

Background of purple hepatica flowers. Text reads Reconnecting with Aki. Thursday, June 17th, 2021, 7:00 - 8:30 pm EDT. Embracing the Shift Series Finale. Sharing our Pandemic Stories of Connecting to Land and Children's Natural Curiosity. Joseph Pitawanakwat: Founder & Director of Creators Garden and Doug Anderson, Co-Author of Natural Curiosity 2nd Edition.

Past Webinar - April 8th

Decolonizing Practice Through Two-Eyed Seeing and Natural Curiosity on the Land

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Past Webinar - February 18th

Stories from Yukon: A Whole School Approach to Natural Curiosity 

Poster of Stories from Yukon webinar, taking place on Thursday, February 18th, 2021, 7 to 8:30pm EST. Pictures of Denise McDiarmid, George Bahm, and Jesse Jewell.

Past Webinar - March 18th

Natural Curiosity in the Early Years: Stories from the Lab School Nursery

Past Webinar - January 14th

Lighting the Fire: Enriching Environmental Learning through Indigenous Perspectives during COVID-19

Poster of Lighting the Fire webinar, with pictures of Doug Anderson, the co-author of Natural Curiosity 2nd Edition, and David Osorio, a Grade 2 teacher at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School.

Webinar Testimonial

Danielle Wittick

Director, Not Your Average Daycare

I just wanted to thank the Natural Curiosity team for hosting such an amazing webinar last night. The interaction between Doug and Joseph was inspiring. Doug being in the unknown with Joseph as he spoke to the healing powers of plants is exactly what our educators need to be, in the unknown. This is how you begin your journey of taking learning outside, having that unknown is how a co-learner experience begins. It was an exhilarating experience. Thank you again.

Denise Currie
Classroom Teacher Grade 2/3, South Nelson Elementary School, Nelson, BC 

The webinar hosted by Haley Higdon in December, 2020, inspired me to read Natural Curiosity 2nd Edition. It speaks directly to teachers in support of our outdoor learning inquiry experience. I especially appreciate the indigenous perspective. Connection to place, land, nature and community is what teaching and learning are all about. This well researched and easy to read book supports this pedagogy entirely. We are hoping to ignite the spark of natured based inquiry learning with Natural Curiosity across our K-5 elementary school. Thank you for the inspiration!

Natural Curiosity in the New Normal

This four-part webinar series has been designed to support you in your return to school during extraordinary times, so that you can enrich outdoor time with learning in all areas of curriculum, while building community with your students and safeguarding everyone’s health. Chi-miigwetch and thank you to those who joined the conversation – we look forward to supporting you again throughout 2021.

This series is now complete and available for you to access on our Webinars Archive Page.