Can I teach my subjects outside? Getting outside is not just a frill. Use outdoor learning as an integral part of achieving curriculum objectives. Discover approaches that allow you to enrich classroom learning with outdoor experiences.
This learning opportunity is being offered through a grant from Alberta Education.
Sanne van der Ros (B.Ed, MA in Environmental Education and Communications) has worked for Parks Canada for four years. She has taught environmental and outdoor education programs for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 for twenty years at outdoor centres, private and public schools, and in the non-profit and government sectors. She has also led professional development workshops for teachers at regional, provincial and national environmental education conferences for over a decade, enabling teachers to connect their students to nature and the outdoors in meaningful ways.Jamie Orfald-Clarke
Jamie Orfald-Clarke has worked for Parks Canada in Jasper National Park for four years. As an outdoor and experiential educator, he facilitates Alberta curriculum-linked programming to K-12 students, as well as high school credit programs. Jamie brings over a decade of experience as a backcountry trip leader and outdoor educator together with his training, education, and experience as a high school math and science teacher to engage meaningfully with thousands of children and youth in the outdoors.
February 24, 2021
Grades 4 - 8 Educational Assistants, Teachers, Principals, Parents & Education Stakeholders
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