Experiential Educators' Conference
Imagine getting to be the student for a day and exploring all the wonderful programming you can bring back to school, to enhance your experiential learning programs. Past conference activities in an urban environment have included cooking classes with Syrian refugees. Or, for outdoor education components, educators earn about “forest bathing” or fire building and other “risky play,” opportunities to help reduce kids’ anxiety. Experiential educators make connections with like-minded colleagues, bounce ideas and experience a showcase of program ideas for other member schools.
Based on feedback from the last few years we are excited to announce that we are hosting an overnight at Norval Outdoor School, Monday November 25th - Tuesday November 26th for our 5th annual Experiential Educators Network Conference.
We invite all types of experiential educators, including those responsible for global programs, community engagement, environmental stewardship & farms, outdoor education and co-op/mentorship to join us.
Connect your practice to the benefits of nature experiences. Potential activities include:
- a giant Rube Goldberg Machine,
- Forest Bathing,
- 100 Mile Meal,
- a 3 course dinner from Chopped Canada Winning Chef Pam Fanjoy,
- expert keynote speakers and much more!
Affinity groups will have opportunities for connecting and discussing, and Speed Innovation sessions are back by popular demand.
There is limited accommodation at Norval available on first come, first serve basis; however, everyone is welcome to pitch a tent on the grounds. Alternatively, Best Western is a short walk along the marked trails.
Registration coming soon.
Please join our Facebook Group Experiential Educators Network (EEN) for more updates.