Land Based Education Experience Session

Land based education and returning to the land have been identified by NLSD#113 students as an important part of their education.  Connecting with the land and learning about the world around them outside of the school classroom fosters confidence, well-being, critical thinking, responsibility, independence and respect.   When teaching outside of the classroom, teachers have an opportunity to assess and evaluate in an authentic manner.   This session led by master Outdoor Education consultant Kim Archibald will help mentor/train teachers to work safely and effectively in the outdoor classroom by connecting kids to nature through curriculum.  This session will take place in the Prince Albert National Park at the Namekus Lake Campground. Transportation will be covered by school division bus and personal vehicles can be driven at owner’s expense.  This session is a hands on session and will run from Tuesday afternoon and returning Thursday morning before business day.  There is a $25 meal contribution needed to cover the experience. Please provide your email / inquiries / dietary needs to derekkonga@nlsd113.ca or christineravenis@nlsd113.ca for planning purposes ASAP.  Max class size 12.  The majority of this session will be outdoors.  Please bring all required gear to camp and deal with all weather possibilities.

Tuesday October 9th

  • Meet at Art Hauser parking lot after introduction session – Drive to National Park
  • 6 pm Dinner
  • 7-9 Meet and greet session discussion of what do we know / what do we want to learn?

 

Wednesday October 10th

  • Activities – Walking Softly / Share the land / Best practices /
  • Sessions – Excursions / Liability / Planning / Programs etc. / Risk Management

 

Thursday October 11th

  • Break camp and be back in PA for Business Day 9 AM