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Workshop-Naturescape for Educators: Bringing Biodiversity to the School Yard-Katrina Froese

Naturescape for Educators -Katrina Froese

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Workshop Description:

Nature playgrounds, outdoor teaching spaces, and vegetable or habitat gardens are valuable resources for any school or childcare centre. Adding nature to your school yard promotes healthy and happy students, improves student learning capabilities and teacher creativity, and provides much needed habitat for living things from earthworms to birds. This interactive presentation will introduce participants to ideas for school yard greening projects that can be undertaken, sources for funding, and how to manage risk and lesson planning when you move students outdoors to your new learning space. Prepare to be outdoors for a portion of the workshop as we walk you through an outdoor lesson plan developed by Fort Whyte Alive’s experienced interpreters.

Group this workshop is best suited for: Infants (3-24 months),Preschool (2-6 years), School-age (6-12 years), Youth (10-18 years)

This workshop will be offered: Friday PM

Presenter Bio:

KatrinaKatrina Froese has been working at FortWhyte Alive in Winnipeg, Manitoba for over 5 years. She is the Education Programs Coordinator with duties that include delivery of school field trip programs, development of new science programs, and training and coordination of volunteers and staff. She also delivers public programs which allow her to share her passion for insects, including guided butterfly and dragonfly walks. She has a Bachelor of Science in Ecology from the University of Manitoba (2008).

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