Nature Based Activities in an Urban Environment
Date(s) - Feb 16, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Langley CCRR - ONLINE
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Honk, Honk, beep, beep…ahhh, the sound of cities! But listen closer and you’ll also hear tweet, tweet. Look deeper, and you’ll see trees. Smell further, and you’ll sense the sweetness of nature all around you! Are you offering children programming in an urban setting and want to integrate Nature-Based Activities? Well look all around you…a small patch of grass, a single tree and a walk outside are all opportunities to connect with nature, generate curiosity and play outside! Taking advantage of these opportunities provides children with ways to understand nature, such as why leaves fall from trees, where rain goes in a city, and how city animals find shelter. In this workshop we will explore the foundation of how to create safe and comfortable Nature-Based Activities in an urban setting and then learn a whole list of activities that you can start incorporating into your program tomorrow!
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604 533 4425
Jarrett Krentzel is the Founder/Director of Hand-In-Hand Nature Education Inc. (HIH), an outdoor educational program located in the Comox Valley and Campbell River designed to offer a unique childhood learning experience for children 2 – 17 years old. Jarrett has over 20 years of experience teaching nature education from preschools to universities in British Columbia, Yukon, New York, Oregon and California. He is a member of the BC Nature’s Education Committee, Outdoor Early Learning Association of BC, PLAY Comox Valley, Comox Valley Nature Educators, Cumberland’s Ecology of the Forest Committee and Acorn Collective. Jarrett is the co-founder of Cascadian Crusaders, co-author/publisher of a children’s illustrated environmental superhero book called The Great Plastic Round-up, former Vice President for the Comox Valley Naturalists Society and former co-leader of NatureKids BC. With Jarrett’s belief that nature is our ultimate teacher and we are nature’s ultimate students, his mission with HIH is to create a safe and comfortable natural learning environment so that children can develop a strong educational foundation where they can play, learn and connect in nature.