It might be intimidating to take your science class outside, but the benefits of doing so are huge. Not only is nature a living laboratory full of everything you need to teach your science curriculum, there's also a growing body of research proving the benefits of time spent in nature when it comes to the mental and physical health of your students. From activity ideas for hands-on science to outdoor class management tips, this session will cover the basics of using nature as your science classroom. Participants will also receive a package of curriculum-linked, printable activities.
Elementary (K-5), Middle School (6-8)
Pam Murray (B. Sc. B. Ed.) is a teacher and interpretive naturalist who has been connecting students with nature through hands-on experiential place-based learning in regional, provincial, and national parks in B.C. and Alberta for the past 20+ years. She is also the current national chair of Interpretation Canada.