In this workshop we will dig into the revised BC curriculum to explore the multiple opportunities for meaningful, hands on learning in your own schoolyard. Participants will broaden their understanding of how to develop and support the big ideas, core and curricular competencies, First Peoples Principles of Learning, and environmental inquiry in a garden classroom. We will engage in cross-curricular learning in the garden, and share inspiring stories of student engagement, diversity and inclusion. Just about anything can be taught in a garden… Come explore how you can support happier, healthier and more motivating academic learning outdoors! Participants will take home ready-to-use ideas and suggestions for cross-curricular garden learning, including a handout with BC specific cross-curricular connections.
About the Instructor
Megan Zeni is an advocate for the social, emotional and cognitive benefits of unstructured nature play in outdoor classrooms. She believes just about anything can be taught in a school garden, and that class time spent in nature develops empathy, resiliency, and self-regulated learning. With over 20 years of professional teaching and learning in outdoor and garden classrooms, Megan is dedicated to supporting teachers who wish to better understand how playful inquiry outdoors transforms children’s academic learning experiences.
Date and Time
Saturday, October 27 | 10 am – 12 pm (2 hours)
UBC Farm | 3461 Ross Drive
Vancouver, BC V6T 1W5