Supporting Risky Outdoor Play during Covid 19
Date(s) - Nov 23, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sunshine Coast CCRR
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Research is clear on the importance of regular and repeated access to outdoor risky play. During the COVID-19 outbreak, the importance of supporting children’s play outdoors is even more urgent as a means of infection control. This session will help you build the case about the need for outdoor risky play as well as get practical ideas to make positive change in your work with children. Myths will be dispelled, truths revealed, and incredible opportunities for children to have new experiences introduced. Learn the key concepts that support outdoor play and how you can begin to incorporate these into your programs and plans. Lastly, hear about tools and educational resources to help you on your journey.
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child care providers and other early and middle childhood professionals
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Dr. Maria Brussoni
Dr. Mariana Brussoni is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and an investigator with the British Columbia Children’s Hospital Research Institute and the BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit. Mariana conducts research on children’s outdoor and risky play, adult attitudes related to children’s risk taking and safety, and designing supportive outdoor play environments. She has published her research extensively and her work was featured in CBC’s the Nature of Things 2019 documentary, The Power of Play. Mariana was awarded the 2019 inaugural Outdoor Play Canada Dr. Mariana Brussoni award.