*schedule subject to change – Printable version here:  MNS-2018-Schedule2

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Friday September 14th, 2018

8-9:15 am Bock Centre Registration & Check-in
(Time to make your wood cookie name tag!)

9:15-10:15 am Keynote Speaker: Gillian Judson

10:15-10:30 am Transition to Workshops (coffee, tea, juice & fruit available)

10:30 am – 12:00/12:30 pm Workshop A (meet at main lodge fire pit)

  1. #getoutside: Resources For Cross-Curricular, Place-Based Learning
  2. Take it Outside!  Integrating Literacy and Nature
  3. What’s in your backpack? Bringing the Six Categories of Risky Play Indoors: Part 1
  4. Preparing for the Seasons with Intention: Part 1
  5. A Fireside Chat About Outdoor Play Regulations
  6. Back to Nature ~ A Green Kids Out-Of- Your-Classroom Experience
  7. Gentle Yoga:The connection to nature and our bodies

11:00-1:30  Resource Fair in the Gym/Bock Centre. Visit these vendors who are from child/nature friendly orgs and who sell child/nature friendly products. This is the only time for the resource fair so don’t miss it!

12:00- 1:30 pm Lunch (Lunchtime will vary depending on your workshop. Lunches will be a bag lunch so you can network and picnic or take your lunch to your sit spot- so long as you don’t litter!)

1:30-3:30 pm Workshop B (meet at main lodge fire pit)

  1. Nature Playbook: Take action to connect a new generation of Canadians with Nature
  2. Take it Outside!  Integrating Literacy and Nature
  3. What’s in your backpack? Bringing the Six Categories of Risky Play Indoors: Part 2
  4. Preparing for the Seasons with Intention: Part 2
  5. Sensational Little Learners
  6. Whittling a Diamond Willow Walking Stick
  7. Tool Use With Children
  8. The Geography of Childhood

3:30-5:30 pm Activity Time

Visit the Activity Time page for more information!

6:00 pm Dinner

6:45-7:30  The first Canadian screening of Nature Matters Film in the Gym/Bock Centre!!

7:45-8:30    Storytelling with Jamie Oliviero around the campfire!

After dark   Singing around the campfire/ Night Hike with Maddi *These activities are informal and free flow.

Saturday September 15th, 2018

8:00-9:15 am Breakfast

9:15-10:15 am Keynote Address: Chloe Dragon Smith with Brenda Dragon Smith & Jane Dragon

10:30 am-Noon Workshop C (meet at main lodge fire pit)

  1. Tool Use With Children
  2. Emergent Curriculum: Finding Wonder and Joy in the Natural World
  3. Back to Nature ~ A Green Kids Out-Of- Your-Classroom Experience
  4. An Introduction to Forest School- Part 1
  5. Let’s Let the Children Play! Music & Mindfulness for Outdoor Play
  6. What’s in your backpack? Bringing the Six Categories of Risky Play Indoors
  7. Forest Forts

Noon-1:30 pm Lunch

1:30-3:30 pm Workshop D (meet at main lodge fire pit)

  1. Mini Woodland Homes and Treehouses
  2. Communicating with Nature
  3. Healing the Caregiver through the Power of Art
  4. An Introduction to Forest School- Part 2
  5. The Geography of Childhood
  6. Emergent Curriculum: Finding Wonder and Joy in the Natural World
  7. Taking the Indoors out with a Well Packed Wagon

3:30 pm Silent Auction Prize Winners (posted  by swag table)

3:30-5:30 pm Activity Time-Visit the Activity Time page for more information!

6:00 pm Dinner

6:45-7:30  The first Canadian screening of Nature Matters Film in the Gym/Bock Centre!!

7:45 pm – Drumming around the Campfire with Heather at the God’s Cathedral Fire Pit

After dark   Singing around the campfire/ Night Hike with Maddi *These activities are informal and free flow.

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

8:00-9:00 am Breakfast

9:00-10:00 am Cabin Clean-up

10:00-11:30 am  Closing Circle with Elder Florence Paynter

11:30-Noon Closing/farewell/send off to 2020

See you next time!!!!!