Author Archives: leah edmonds

GET OUTSIDE- 2016 T-shirt design

If we at the Manitoba Nature Summit have one message to give it’s this: Plain and Simple. To the point. Of course we want you to Love Nature, Be Eco-literate, be a Steward for our Earth but it’s all starts … Continue reading

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Top 10 things to do support your child’s learning, Forest School Style

Top 10 things to do outside with your kids: Forest School Style! by Leah Edmonds Playing outside with the children you care for is a great way to spend quality time. Here are some tips on how to maximize your child’s … Continue reading

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6 Things To Do To Promote Your Child’s Outdoor Education

Transitioning into a new school year is a big adjustment for kids of all ages. New lessons and routines await but, that doesn’t have to mean the end of outdoor time for your children. Schools across Manitoba are incorporating outdoor … Continue reading

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Journey to Nunavut: Experience, Inspiration, and Impact

A beautiful post written by our very own Madeleine Kettner In summer 2013 I was fortunate to participate in a unique and meaningful journey to Nunavut.  Though a year and a half has passed, the experience remains strong within me.  … Continue reading

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How to Tobboggan

   Since the word got out about Hamilton’s sledding ban, the news and social media have been giving a lot of attention to tobogganing. Calgary has now followed suit, restricting many of their local hills.  Stories of severe injury have been popping up … Continue reading

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Why Nature Play Now?

Article written by Leah Edmonds, printed by Bridges Magazine, adapted to blog form for Manitoba Nature Summit Nature Playgrounds, Outdoor Classrooms, Two Week Outdoor Challenge. These have been some of the growing buzzwords in the culture of early childhood education … Continue reading

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Celebrate Child Day

   INVITES YOU TO… CELEBRATE NATIONAL CHILD DAY! Saturday, November 22 11am-2pm Meet at Assiniboine Park’s Duck Pond for some mini-outdoor play workshops followed by warm fire side discussions and community building! Together we’ll start building a community of play … Continue reading

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City Kids in a City Forest – Last Day

Part 6 of a series of posts that share how one Early Childhood Educator and her colleagues bring some of the children in their care to Assiniboine Forest once a week for 6 weeks to offer them an experience with Forest School principles in … Continue reading

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City Kids in a City Forest- Day 5

Part 7 of a series of posts that share how one Early Childhood Educator and her colleagues bring some of the children in their care to Assiniboine Forest once a week for 6 weeks to offer them an experience with Forest School principles in … Continue reading

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City Kids in a City Forest – Day 4

Part 5 of a series of posts that share how one Early Childhood Educator and her colleagues bring some of the children in their care to Assiniboine Forest once a week for 6 weeks to offer them an experience with Forest School principles in … Continue reading

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