Policies & Procedures (Safety, Weather, Wildlife, First Aid)
Date(s) - Jan 19, 2023
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In this workshop, we will focus on how to offer safe and comfortable Nature Education Programming for forest friends and beach buddies of all ages. In doing so, we will begin by discussing the definition, history, philosophy and benefits of Nature Education, how to start/integrate Nature Education in your (pre)school, child care centre, recreation program, etc. and requirements for a successful Nature Education Program. Once we’ve laid that foundation, we will then build upon that by diving deep into our policies & procedures (such as weather, wildlife, First Aid and more), where we will take a real close look at site assessment and how to manage risks and hazards. Come join us for this very informative workshop where you can begin adopting these safety protocols as soon as possible and start offering Nature Education Programming immediately!
Suitable for all early learning professionals and parents.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
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604-931-3400 ext. 0
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 outdoor learning and nature/environmental 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, Physical Literacy for Communities, 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 of 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!