“With society seemingly moving farther away from nature, there is a stronger need for schools to focus on creating more opportunities for children to experience it. Children and nature belong together. They need no formal introduction, just time for the relationship to grow; nature introduces itself.” ~ Strengthening Relationships with the Natural World in a Reggio Emilia Inspired Preschool in Atlanta, Georgia by Susan Edwards and Gabriela Garcia, Innovations in Early Childhood, Winter 2013
We are looking forward to closing out our 2016-17 season exploring with Mavis Lewis-Webber who believes children and the adults in their lives thrive in the great outdoors. This hands on interactive outdoor ‘walkshop’ will explore the natural space at FortWhyte Alive. Mavis will share ideas on how to safely take children into natural spaces so they can develop a relationship with the natural world.
Mavis is a trained Forest School educator who mentors others in their learning journey. Mavis loves living in the Interlake and wandering the trails on her 80 acres.
DATE AND TIME
Tue, 6 June 2017
Siobhan Richardson Field Station
Fort Whyte Alive
1961 McCreary Rd
Winnipeg, MB R3P 2K9
Is there a cost for this event?
A donation to the silver collection at the registration table is gratefully appreciated.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
We suggest carpooling to the event. Parking in the main lot and planning for a short 20 min. walk into the Siobhan Richardson Research Station is recommended.
What can I bring into the event?
- BYOW - Bring your own water
- Dress for the weather on that day. Wear long pants and close-toed shoes as we will be walking on uneven ground in the bush. You may encounter forest creatures (mosquito’s and possibly wood ticks) so come prepared.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You are not required to print your ticket. Please check in at the registration desk and pick up your name tag upon arrival.
Can I update my registration information?
This is a wait-listed event. If you are unable to attend those on the wait-list will be happy to replace you. Should you need to make a change to your registration please contact the organizer.