I’m Corine Anderson.
I grew up in rural Saskatchewan and spent the bulk of my childhood building tree forts, collecting bugs and eating random berries from the forest. So when I first started working in School Age Care in Calgary I was confused about what city kids would play with. Luckily, we managed to find some good climbing trees in the neighbourhood and built a wicked snow fort on the edge of the parking lot and i’ve never looked back. I’m so happy to have found a community of people who also think it’s important for children to jump in puddles and catch earthworms.
I am one of the founding members of the Manitoba Nature Summit, am the Current Co-Chair and manage the Facebook page. I’m so thankful for all the amazing people that I’ve had the opportunity to meet in my work with the Summit! It gives me hope to know that there are so many dedicated educators working to connect children with nature.
I am an ECE III here in Manitoba and the Director of Norwood Nursery School Inc. I took my Forest School Practitioner Training in 2015 in Winnipeg with Forest School Canada and am a Director on the Manitoba Child Care Association‘s Board of Directors. In the summer time I run an Urban Forest School program with SPLASH Child Care Inc.