Outdoor education conference

'Spring Back to Nature' on May 6 at the SCDSB's outdoor education conference
Posted on 04/19/2023
Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) staff and community partners are invited to the Spring Back to Nature outdoor education conference on May 6 at Springwater Provincial Park. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and consists of three outdoor sessions, each lasting approximately 60 minutes.

The event features several guest speakers from across the province. Topics include outdoor and environmental education, supporting learners from Kindergarten to Grade 12, as well as staff mental health and well-being. There will be a special strand for secondary teachers doing Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) or Outdoor Environmental Education (OEE) programs to become certified in Leave No Trace programming.

The Nantyr Shores SS Enviroventure team is also offering an interactive, hands-on program for children of registered participants, ages 4 to 10, to allow participants to learn at the same time.

SCDSB employees can register via Apply to Education. Community partners can register and learn more on the event website.

This initiative links directly to the SCDSB Strategic Priorities in the areas of Well-being, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Community, and Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Dan Macdonald, Principal of Well-being
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