The Natural Curiosity team is excited to continue our webinar series: "Recovery, Reflection, and Reciprocity". This series is designed to support educators to garner the important lessons we learned about connection, wellbeing, and reciprocal relationships toward a common goal – to make learning on the land an essential part of environmental and all education in post-COVID times. Building on the 20+ inspiring Indigenous and environmental educator voices featured in our 9 webinars in 2020-21, our intention for this series is to highlight more exemplary educator stories to further unpack the principles and practices laid out in Natural Curiosity 2nd Edition: The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children's Environmental Inquiry.
Certification: we are offering a certificate of participation to educators who attend four or more webinars over the 2021-22 academic year.
We are honoured to welcome guest speakers Rachel Malena-Chan (Creative Director and co-founder of Eco-Anxious Stories and Communications Strategist at EAS Solutions) and Murray Dee (Grade 6 Teacher, Limestone District School Board). This webinar will explore Murray’s inquiry story in Natural Curiosity 2nd Edition, and the importance of restoring student agency in the face of eco-anxiety. Rachel will discuss the power of storytelling and ways to activate stories as a courageous and compassionate response to the ecological crises. This timely conversation will inspire educators, and in turn, their students, to embrace our anxiety about the future and build back with care for ourselves and the land in post-COVID times.