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Take it Outside: Experiential Learning in Nature

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Facilitator(s): Kathy Worobec
Michele Jones
Date:April 19, 2018
Time:9:00 am – 3:30 pm
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Spruce Grove (University of Alberta Botanic Garden)
51227 Alberta 60
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Course code: 18-CR-303

Target Audience

Grades K-12 Teachers

About this learning opportunity

Take it outside means just that! Join us for this full day workshop which takes place in the beautiful University of Alberta Botanical Gardens! Using our backyard and local environment as learning spaces provide enormous benefits for:

  • student academic performance
  • development of core skills that enhance physical, mental and emotional wellbeing
  • student engagement
  • ethical citizenship

We’ll explore the five core principles from EarthEd and the work of Dr. David Sobel . 

You will have a chance to:

  • observe the U of A Botanic Garden’s Green School Program in action,
  • engage in a variety of activities outdoors,
  • learn about several resources and
  • see a showcase of classroom example of learning in Nature.

About the facilitator(s)

Kathy Worobec has been ACEE’s Education Director since 2012. She leads ACEE's work on K-12 curriculum redesign, coordinates ACEE's Alberta Green Schools, supports our Edmonton region Community of Practice, and creates and delivers many of our education stakeholder events. She has more than 25 years of experience in developing, implementing, delivering and managing energy and environmental education programs for youth and teachers. Kathy has taught in the classroom, worked in the energy efficiency field with the Alberta Department of Energy, consulted, and spent nine years as part of the Pembina Institute and GreenLearning Canada education team. She received her education degree from the University of Alberta.

Michele Jones is on secondment from Black Gold Regional Schools.  Michele has worked in the educational field since 1996. She has taught a wide variety of subjects and has practical experience in implementing project-based learning in the classroom. She has led numerous professional learning opportunities, at the school, district level and provincial level. Michele holds a Masters of Education degree in the area of Educational Leadership. She is also a certified Google Educator. She is passionate about all things that support our Alberta student and adult learners in today’s fast-paced world.