Calendar of Events

 
Upcoming Events
Winter Play in the Early Years

Dec 3, 2022 (13:00) - (GMT -7:00) Mountain Time - Edworthy Park

Hosted by: Get Outside and Play

Sparkling snow, blue skies, and shimming ice - all wonderful gifts of winter! In this 2 hour workshop, we will explore the possibilities of play in the winter using manufactured and natural loose parts. Along with a direct, hands-on experience, we will talk about the challenges of being outside with young children in the winter and how we may overcome some of these challenges. Come ready to...


Biodiversity COP15

Dec 5, 2022 - Montreal

Hosted by: UN Convention on Biological Diversity

This is the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (Part Two).


Laly Lichtenfeld | African People & Wildlife

Dec 5, 2022 (09:00 - 09:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants

Join Laly live from Tanzania to learn about the incredible conservation work she's doing with lions. Laly co-founded African People & Wildlife in 2005 to empower rural communities to conserve and benefit from their surrounding wildlife and natural resources. A 20-year resident of Tanzania, Laly specializes in holistic, landscape-level approaches to conservation and community...


Live In Antarctica With the Adelie Penguins

Dec 5, 2022 (14:00 - 14:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants

Join us live in Antarctica with Jean Pennycook and a few thousand adelie penguins who have just laid their eggs! Since 2004, Jean has spent the Antarctic summers (Oct – Jan) living in a tent near the Adélie penguin breeding colony at Cape Royds on Ross Island. Her research team monitors the population of these iconic birds as they respond to changes in their environment. Through an...


Stories on Pivot

Dec 5, 2022 (19:00 - 21:00) - (GMT -6:00) Central Time - 314 W Eighth St

Hosted by: The Story Collider

An evening of true personal stories about science from the community of Dallas, TX!

Sometimes our best laid plans go perfectly….and sometimes they require a quick shift, sudden decision, or even a whole new playbook. Four storytellers take to the stage to share a time that they had to pivot!


THE BEST MEDICINE (ALL COMEDY COLLIDER)!

Dec 5, 2022 (19:00 - 21:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time - 21A Clinton St

Hosted by: The Story Collider

Six real-life, true stories about science from six real-life, true comedians! You’ll laugh! You’ll cry (from laughing)! You’ll ponder deeply as you make mental room to remember these stories…and then you’ll laugh some more!

Join us on Monday, December 5, at 7pm at Caveat to hear these wonderful comedians sharing their hilarious science stories. Doors at 6:30pm.


Conserving Sea Turtles Live in Nicaragua

Dec 6, 2022 (09:00 - 09:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants

Join Dr. Pamela Fletcher, Program Director for the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center and meet members of the Nicaragua Sea Turtle Project. We will explore undersea and on the beaches to learn more about the FCOLC’s efforts to bring awareness and engage the next generation of ocean stewards through research, outreach, and educational activities. If the conditions allow, we'll hop in...


Penguin Discovery with Dr. Heather Lynch

Dec 6, 2022 (11:00 - 11:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants

Heather is dedicated to understanding the distribution and abundance Antarctic wildlife, particularly Antarctic penguins and seals. Her lab has also developed many of the tools needed to survey penguin colonies from satellite imagery, which allows researchers to track populations of penguins even in areas too remote to access by ship. Her work has been highlighted in numerous outlets for...


Polar Bears With Hearts in the Ice and Polar Bear International

Dec 6, 2022 (12:00 - 12:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants

Join Hilde and Sunniva from Hearts in the Ice and Alysa McCall, the Director of Conservation Outreach/Staff Scientist for Polar Bears International. There is so much we know about Polar bears and so much we don’t, join us to learn more about our Arctic friends and some incredible conservation work!


FEU DE CAMP VIRTUEL

Dec 6, 2022 (15:30 - 16:30) - (GMT -8:00) Pacific Time

Hosted by: Take Me Outside

Joignez-vous à la boutique d’apprentissage en plein air et à nos partenaires canadiens d’apprentissage en plein air pour apprendre, partager et vous connecter autour de tout ce qui concerne l’apprentissage en plein air. Nous serions ravis de discuter avec vous de toutes les choses INCROYABLES qui se passent à l’intérieur et/ou à l’extérieur de vos salles de classe. Comme la plupart des...


THE STORY COLLIDER ALL-STAR SLAM

Dec 6, 2022 (19:00 - 21:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: The Story Collider

On December 6th at 7:00 pm ET The Story Collider is hosting the ULTIMATE story slam showdown. All-Star storytellers from far and wide–all members of our Board of Directors– compete for the grand prize of being able to say they are the storytelling champion and to raise money for The Story Collider.  

Donate to vote for your favorite storyteller (or storytellers)...


Bisons et Loups

Dec 7, 2022 (10:30 - 11:30) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Ecole en réseau - Parcs Canada

Saviez-vous que le bison des bois est le plus grand mammifère terrestre en Amérique du Nord ?

Saviez-vous qu’il y a de larges meutes de loups gris au parc national Wood Buffalo ?

Le bison des bois coexiste avec le loup, son principal prédateur, dans une vaste région sauvage boréale où la relation naturelle entre prédateur et proie n’a pas changé avec le temps.

Venez en...


VIRTUAL CAMPFIRE CONNECTIONS CIRCLING UP WITH EDUCATORS FROM COAST TO COAST TO COAST

Dec 7, 2022 (17:00 - 18:00) - (GMT -8:00) Pacific Time

Hosted by: Take Me Outside

Pull up a log and come join us to learn, share and connect around all things related to outdoor learning. We would love to chat about all of the AMAZING things going on in and outside of your classrooms. Like most campfire chats, we are hoping to have a very open mic forum around outdoor education topics and format. As the school year continues, we want to facilitate chances to gather and...


Unlocking the Mysteries of Life with Dr. Lewis Kay

Dec 8, 2022 (13:00 - 13:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants

Join Dr. Kay on this program which will take you on a tour through the world of proteins - the building blocks of cells and of you! Learn how top scientists explore the inner world of the very small with some of the most high tech tools on the planet and find out how their discoveries help shape our world.


2022 GEOEC Solstice Series: An Environmental and Outdoor Education Experience

Dec 9, 2022 - Vincent Massey School | Calgary Board of Education

Hosted by: Global, Environmental & Outdoor Education Council (GEOEC) of the Alberta Teachers’ Association

The Global, Environmental and Outdoor Education Council (GEOEC) of the Alberta Teachers’ Association is excited to bring a PD Event for all educators, enthusiasts and leaders in the fields of Environmental and Outdoor Education.  Please join us for this amazing workshop weekend! We have not one but THREE very exciting Keynote Speakers Friday night! Event starts...


Thandiwe Mweetwa | Protecting Lions in Zambia

Dec 9, 2022 (09:00 - 09:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants

Thandiwe is a Zambian wildlife biologist and conservation educator working to protect large carnivores in her home country with the nonprofit organization Zambian Carnivore Programme. As a believer and supporter of community-based conservation, she is also dedicated to exploring effective ways of integrating local communities in wildlife conservation through environmental awareness programs,...


Friends of the Rainforest with Jamie Kisela

Dec 9, 2022 (11:30 - 12:15) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants

Friends of the Rainforest seeks to educate and inspire children and adults to take action to protect, support, and expand the Rainforest. They do this by facilitating free educational programs in schools and community groups around the St. Louis metro area and providing grants to science and conservation work in the Children’s Eternal Rainforest preserve in Costa Rica. Founded by a global...


Polar Bears in Svalbard With Hearts in the Ice and Jon Aars

Dec 12, 2022 (12:00 - 12:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants

Join Hilde and Sunniva to learn all about polar bears in Svalbard with Dr. Jon Aars, a senior researcher who is responsible for the polar bear research program at the Norwegian Polar Institute. Jon spends a lot of time in the field, which is his favorite thing about his job! He loves being out and experiencing nature on Svalbard under all weather conditions. One part of the work he does is...


Steve Winter | On the Trail of Big Cats

Dec 13, 2022 (13:00 - 13:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants

Steve has been charged by by rhinos in India, stalked by jaguars in Brazil, charged by a 11-foot grizzly in Siberia, and trapped in quicksand in the world's largest tiger reserve in Myanmar. He has slept in a tent for six months at -40 below zero tracking snow leopard, flown over erupting volcanoes, and visited isolated villages where residents have never before seen a blond foreigner—or a...


Prêt pour l'hiver

Dec 15, 2022 (09:00 - 10:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Ecole en réseau - Parcs Canada

Avant de vous aventurer au froid, assurez-vous de vous habiller convenablement !

Notre équipe d’initiation au camping vous explique comment bien vous préparer avant de pratiquer vos activités hivernales favorites!


Brownsville Holiday Open House

Dec 15, 2022 (15:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time - Brownsville Preserve - Virginia Coast Reserve

Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy

Join the staff of TNC's Volgenau Virginia Coast Reserve for a seasonal tradition—our annual Holiday Open House! This event is free and open to the public.

Bring your family and friends for wagon rides around the preserve...


Andrew Stein | Collaring Lions in Botswana

Dec 19, 2022 (10:00 - 10:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants

Andrew has over 15 years experience working on human-carnivore conflict throughout East and southern Africa. His work draws upon his interest in wildlife ecology, culture, and engaging with communities to develop pragmatic solutions to challenging issues in the field. His previous work includes studies of African wild dogs and lions in Laikipia, Kenya, and leopards on farmlands in the...


Toby Otieno | Lion Conservation in Kenya

Dec 20, 2022 (09:00 - 09:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants



Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults

Jan 17, 2023 (16:00 - 17:00) - (GMT -8:00) Pacific Time

Hosted by: Outdoor Learning Store

Join us to learn from award-winning, best-selling author and professional consultant Monique Gray Smith as she shares about her most recent published book, the adaptation of Robin Wall Kimmerer’s ‘Braiding Sweetgrass’ for the Young Adult audience.

Monique has written eight books including Speaking our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation, My Heart Fills with Happiness, You...


Caring for Our Earth's Caregivers

Jan 18, 2023 (16:00 - 17:00) - (GMT -8:00) Pacific Time

Hosted by: Green Teacher

Personal Wellness Webinars — at no charge — for Nature Conservationists, Environmental Advocates, and Educators.

Co-hosts: Take Me Outside, Green Teacher,

Presenter: Dr. Kerry Crofton of Global Health Alliance.

Your ticket includes four Wednesday sessions:

First session: November 9th, 2022 – Watch the recording 


Dirty Teaching: A Beginners Guide to Learning Outdoors

Jan 24, 2023 (16:00 - 17:00) - (GMT -8:00) Pacific Time

Hosted by: Outdoor Learning Store

Juliet Robertson is one of the world’s leading education consultants specializing in outdoor learning and play. She is passionate about enabling schools, play organizations and early years settings to provide quality outdoor learning and play opportunities for children and young people. Juliet will share tips, tricks, and strategies from her renowned book, 


Climate Change & Sustainability Education Resources

Jan 31, 2023 (16:00 - 17:00) - (GMT -8:00) Pacific Time

Hosted by: Outdoor Learning Store

Join Ian Shanahan & Sam Levac-Levey to learn about some fantastic resources for educating, engaging, and empowering students around climate change and sustainability education.

Sam is the developer of the Solutions, a board game to inform and inspire hope and action for the climate. Solutions was...


IMPAC5

Feb 3, 2023 - Vancouver

Hosted by: IUCN

Join us in Vancouver, Canada for the Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5), a global forum that brings together ocean conservation professionals and high-level officials to inform, inspire and act on marine protected areas.


Taking Math Outdoors: Practical Ideas & Examples

Feb 7, 2023 (16:00 - 17:00) - (GMT -8:00) Pacific Time

Hosted by: Outdoor Learning Store

Wondering how you can further the outdoor experience for your students beyond science and geography? Perhaps re-envisioning your Math Program can help. Join Pamela Gibson & Janice Haines of Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) for some inspiring ideas and practical ways of connecting math curricula with outside. It’s...


EECOM 2023 - Taking action through environmental learning and youth leadership

Feb 15, 2023

Hosted by: Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication

Themes:

  • Green careers and mentorship
  • Supporting youth climate action
  • Cross-curricular experiential learning

The next EECOM conference will be hosted virtually from Passomoquody, Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqey homelands in collaboration with the


Green Ummah & The Great Outdoors

Feb 21, 2023 (16:00 - 17:00) - (GMT -8:00) Pacific Time

Hosted by: Outdoor Learning Store

Join Aadil Nathani of Green Ummah, a non-profit organization with the goal of creating a green movement in the Muslim community.

Aadil has responded to the urgent need to address climate change and the responsibility that we have to take care of the planet by co-founding Green Ummah with the hope that it can provide simple, practical...


A People’s Curriculum for the Earth

Feb 28, 2023 (16:00 - 17:00) - (GMT -8:00) Pacific Time

Hosted by: Outdoor Learning Store

Tim Swinehart is a high school teacher and co-author of A People’s Curriculum for the Earth: Teaching Climate Change and the Environmental Crisis.

This resource book for educators features some of the best articles from Rethinking Schools magazine alongside classroom-friendly readings...


Caring for Our Earth's Caregivers

Mar 1, 2023 (16:00 - 17:00) - (GMT -8:00) Pacific Time

Hosted by: Green Teacher

Personal Wellness Webinars — at no charge — for Nature Conservationists, Environmental Advocates, and Educators.

Co-hosts: Take Me Outside, Green Teacher,

Presenter: Dr. Kerry Crofton of Global Health Alliance.

Your ticket includes four Wednesday sessions:

First session: November 9th, 2022 – Watch the recording 


2023 EcoSchools EcoSummit

Mar 2, 2023

Hosted by: EcoSchools Canada

The 2023 EcoSchools EcoSummit will bring students, educators, and partners together for a free, dynamic, and accessible 3-week event. The conference will assemble and connect diverse voices to discuss important environmental issues and approaches focused on the following four themes:

  • Low-carbon commuting
  • Outdoor learning
  • Waste...


School Gardening: Teaching Tools & Resources

Mar 7, 2023 (16:00 - 17:00) - (GMT -8:00) Pacific Time

Hosted by: Outdoor Learning Store

With spring around the corner, we are excited to bring back Megan Zeni and Kaci Rae Christopher, two amazing school garden specialists!

Kaci Rae is a School Garden & Farm Educator, and author of The School Garden Curriculum: An Integrated K-8 Guide for Discovering Science, Ecology, and Whole-Systems...


GENERATE & NAVIGATE | YOUTH ENERGY, WATER & CLIMATE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

Mar 16, 2023 - Canmore

Hosted by: Inside Education

Navigate/Generate is a dynamic no-cost education summit that provides 120 Canadian high school students and teachers with a unique opportunity to learn about, collaborate on, and ultimately advance energy, water, climate, and leadership education in Alberta.

We invite teams of six high school students and two teachers to apply. We will be...


GENERATE & NAVIGATE | YOUTH ENERGY, WATER & CLIMATE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

Mar 16, 2023 - Canmore

Hosted by: Inside Education

Navigate/Generate is a dynamic no-cost education summit that provides 160 high school students and teachers with a unique opportunity to learn about, collaborate on, and ultimately advance energy, water, climate, and leadership education in Alberta.


National Outdoor Learning Conference

May 4, 2023 - Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Hosted by: Take Me Outside

FOR THE FIRST TIME: A NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON OUTDOOR LEARNING! SAVE THE DATE  MAY 4-6TH, 2023

Join us in beautiful Banff, Alberta for the chance to connect with experts in the field, colleagues, and community partners through workshops, panels, and keynote speakers.

The conference will focus on three main topics:

...


ANNUAL SPRING STATEWIDE CONFERENCE 2023

May 5, 2023 - YMCA Camp Jones Gulch

Hosted by: ASSOCIATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL & OUTDOOR EDUCATION

Join us for a weekend of learning, networking, and fun in the redwoods! The conference will be held Friday evening through Sunday lunch and includes ~30 workshops, a keynote speaker, an awards ceremony, networking/career fair, EECP presentations, live and silent auction, evening entertainment, and more. Lodging and meals are offered onsite...


Nature Journaling Workshop: How to Draw Water

Jun 5, 2023 (10:30 - 12:00)

Hosted by: International Nature Journaling Week / Ocean Week Canada

Connect with water through nature journaling!

Go outside. Pay attention. Look closely. Listen. Feel. Corina Brdar (M.Sc.) is a Great Lakes-based ecologist and passionate nature journaler.  She will lead nature journaling workshops on the theme “How to Draw Water”, guiding participants in noticing the sights, sounds, and movement around them and to give visual...


Outdoor Play Summit

Sep 27, 2023 - Ottawa Forest & Nature School

Hosted by: Outdoor Play Canada

BREATH OF FRESH AIR is a two-day Outdoor Play Summit where thought leaders, practitioners, researchers, and policy makers can connect and share best practices. 

The theme for the 2023 summit is ‘Research, policy, and practice – their intersections for the promotion of outdoor play’. The summit will feature inspiring keynote addresses and open...


2023 INQUIRING VOICES GATHERING FOR EDUCATORS

Oct 19, 2023 - Canal Flats

Hosted by: CBEEN

The goal of this annual event is to bring together educators to learn, share, connect, and collaborate with one another. These retreats are a great opportunity to network, exchange resources and stories, inspire one another, and have fun through dialogue and activity.


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