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While the York Region Nature Collaborative was founded in York Region,
events are open to all interested educators, parents and families.

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  • Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 08:30 AM · 2 rsvps
    Lake St. George Field Centre in Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

    Land as Our First Teacher: Natural Curiosity in the Early Years

    WAITING LIST: This workshop is full but we do sometimes have cancellations- please email Carley Borja at carley.borja@trca.ca to join the waiting list.

    Land as Our First Teacher: Natural Curiosity in the Early Years 

    A  full day of Land-based professional development for Early Years educators interested in learning more about the intersections between Indigenous approaches to Sacred Fire and Water Ceremony, and the pedagogy of play and Environmental Inquiry. Come spend the day at our Early Years Bush Centre at the headwaters of the Humber River at Lake St. George Field Centre with Gokoomis Jaque(line) Lavalley, Fire Keeper John Moore, the Natural Curiosity Team (Hopi Martin, Rosa Na, and Brenda Simon), and facilitated by Hopi Martin. 

    Date: November 30, 2019

    Where: Lake St. George Field Centre

    Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

    Tickets: $120.00

    Cost includes breakfast and lunch. Click HERE for tickets. 

     

    WAITING LIST: This workshop is full but we do sometimes have cancellations- please email Carley Borja at carley.borja@trca.ca to join the waiting list.

  • Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 08:30 AM
    Kortright Centre for Conservation in Woodbridge, ON, Canada

    Land as Our First Teacher: Exploring Relationships between Indigenous Storytelling and Pedagogical Documentation

    Land as Our First Teacher: Exploring Relationships between Indigenous Storytelling and Pedagogical Documentation

    February 15, 2019

    8:30am - 4:00pm at the Kortright Centre for Conservation 

    The Oral Tradition of Ojibwe storytelling maintains a continuous relationship with 40 000 years of Land-based Knowledge of living in harmony and balance with Mother Earth and each other. Since the mid 20th century, storytelling through pedagogical documentation has emerged from Reggio Emilia, Italy as a way to build relationships in early learning. The intention for the day will be to explore the relationships between these different approaches to storytelling as they relate to the Land as our first teacher.

    In keeping with Ojibwe protocol, our day will begin with Opening Ceremony and Traditional Storytelling by Gokoomis (Grandmother) Jacque(line) Lavalley, Marten Clan, Shawanaga First Nation. Following that Traditional Opening, we will take a walking tour exploring and documenting the story of the Land currently in the care of the Mississaugas of the Credit and Kortright Centre for Conservation.

    After lunch, a panel of pedagogical leaders including Suzanne Axelsson from Sweden, Dr. Mary Elizabeth Picher from Storypark, and Hopi Martin who is studying the relationship between Ojibwe methodology and Ontario Early Years Pedagogy (How Does Learning Happen?) will discuss Land-based pedagogical documentation using the online platform of Storypark.

    Our day will end with a Closing Ceremony led by Gokoomis Jacque Lavalley.

    Natural Curiosity (whose pedagogy will be featured throughout the day) and ParentBooks will have booths set up throughout the day. 

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