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Natural Curiosity hosted Caleb Wesley in our webinar Sending Out Roots: Connecting Indigenous Stories of Place to the Curriculum. Caleb is a science educator who specializes in engagement and outreach for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth and educators to build knowledge, capacity and competency in integrating Indigenous ways of knowing into their teaching and learning.  The Indigenous lens on Branch II of Natural Curiosity’s four-branch framework says, “Indigenous perspectives highlight a multi-layered relationship to space and place, over many generations, that cut across time, both in our physical world and in the subtle and metaphysical realms.”  In this webinar Caleb explored both stories and place from an Indigenous perspective. Caleb also shared a lesson the was co-created connecting the star story of The Fisher, as shared by Isaac Murdoch, to the Ontario curriculum through building circuit constellations with students. This lesson serves as a model for building these connections in a good way across the curriculum in Ontario and beyond!


Cost: To increase access we have set contributions on a sliding scale between $15 to $25. All proceeds from our webinars help fund our facilitators for their time and work, and the creation of more Natural Curiosity professional learning opportunities. Natural Curiosity is a 100% donor-funded program – thank you for supporting our program's sustainability! 

2022-2023 Webinar Series

Past Webinar - April 4, 2023

How Everything is Related: The Potential of Indigenous Perspectives in Education

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Past Webinar - March 2023

Designing Knowledge Building Opportunities for Students' Environmental Inquiry - EcoSummit

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Past Webinar - March 6, 2023

Moving Beyond Land Acknowledgements: Upholding Responsibilities to Truth and Reconciliation Without Appropriation 

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Past Webinar - Feb 23, 2023

Literature in Action: How Books that Centre Indigenous Voices Can Enact Change in the Classroom and Beyond

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Past Webinar - Feb 6, 2023

Curiosité naturelle:
L’importance du point de vue autochtone dans l’enquête dans l’environnment de l’enfant

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Past Webinar - Oct 17, 2022

The Importance of Plant Knowledge with Joe Pitawanakwat - Take me Outside Week

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Past Webinar - Oct 17, 2022

"I Wish You Were Here" - Authors and Educators Erica and James Reid - Take Me Outside Week

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Past Webinar - Oct 11, 2022

Incorporating Indigenous Perspectives in Education with David Robinson and Natural Curiosity 

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2021-2022 Webinar Series

Past Webinar - April 27

Natural Curiosity in Community: Sustaining Environmental Inquiry Beyond Earth Month

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Past Webinar - February 17th

Exploring Race and Equity in Inquiry-Based Outdoor Learning

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Past Webinar - March 24th

The Flow of Inquiry: Learning Through Water and Indigenous Perspectives 


Past Webinar - January 13th

(Re)storying Early Childhood Pedagogy on the Land through Two-Eyed Seeing

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Past Webinar - December 2nd

ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐅᑐᒃᑕᖕᒋᑦ, ᓄᓇᒥᐅᑕᓂᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᔪᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ: ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᖕᒍᐊᖅᑐᓪᓗ ᐅᑭᐅᑕᖅᑐᒥᑦ

An Inuit Perspective on Natural Curiosity: Learning and Playing in the Arctic

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Thank you to Megan Ungalaq, ᒦᒐᓐ ᐅᓐᒑᓛᖅ, for translating our upcoming webinar details into syllabics!

Past Webinar - November 16th

Transforming Eco-Anxious Stories into Meaningful Action through Inquiry

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Past Webinar on Instagram Live - October 16th

Take Me Outside: Running Across the Canadian Landscape the Shapes Us - Book Talk


Past Webinar -
September 23rd

Finding Curriculum in the Land: Lessons from Northern Ontario


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!

Sarah Earley

I am loving all of the workshops/webinars that you have been offering virtually. They have kept me connected to a learning community during the last year or so, while I have been working independently at home. I live in a forest and share a car with my partner who goes to work daily, so these workshops are something that I really look forward to - as an opportunity to learn and be curious. These workshops have also opened my eyes to new ways of seeing and being in this changing world. Thank you!

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.

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