Outdoor Education Online Resources During COVID-19
Outdoor programs have a duty to care for their participants and must implement effective COVID-19 adaptations. To facilitate this process, the Outdoor Council of Canada has posted a collection of guidelines and supporting documentation HERE. *NOTE* – These documents related to outdoor activities come from a diversity of sources and each program will have to refer to and use the provincial and regional government guidelines that are most relevant to their particular context.
Association of Experiential Education (AEE) has launched a monthly series of open space roundtable forums for experiential educators to come together and chat informally in a shared space of collaboration, support, and connection. All are welcome from any area of practice or interest! No membership is required to participate. AEE webinars are also available FREE online HERE.
#MakeItBetter This toolkit provides tips for parents and teachers on communicating with children about climate change and its health impacts: Communicating with Children About Climate Change
Peel District School Board Field Centres – #peelconnected on Twitter (@peel_fc) and Instagram (@pdsbfieldcentres) and website, Learning Naturally, #learningnaturally. If you have any feedback, questions or suggestions for activities please email PDSBlearningnaturally@gmail.com
Toronto District School Board – Learn from Home
Hardwood Nature School – Blog
Royal Botanical Gardens – RBG at Home
#stepintonatureathome – on Twitter– Outdoor education ideas posted by Conservation Authorities across Ontario
Learning for a Sustainable Future – Learning Inside Out
NPCA Outdoor Education – At Home
Earth Rangers – Eco Activities
Toronto Zoo – Zoo to You
Summer Camp Professionals COVID-19 Slack Group
Travis Allison, founder of the summer camp pros Facebook Group has started a slack group for all camps and outdoor education centers. This group connects folks from different communities, provides tips, tricks and webinars on how to run online programming and is a great place to ask questions, share resources and learn. To sign up for the Slack group, CLICK HERE
Access to Online Webinars
From the Ontario Teacher’s Federation (OTF) HERE
From the Association for Experiential Education (AEE) HERE
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