PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Join us for engaging professional development opportunities throughout the school year for teachers, parents and curious educators.  The YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island Outdoor Centre and Camp Thunderbird is committed to providing quality outdoor experiences that support healthy growth and development.


WILD MIND: A NATURE & MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP

Join us for an inspiring and immersive day‐long workshop retreat designed to help you reflect on your own connections to nature and explore ways of bringing creativity, nature‐based and mindfulness practices into your work and life.

This workshop is experiential and will include structured reflection and discussion. You will come away more inspired, curious and equipped with a renewed sense of wonder, some new ideas and evidence‐based practices to implement in your life and work.

This program is ideal for educators, youth workers, counsellors and others interested in bringing nature and mindfulness into their practice and is inclusive of all experiences and abilities. We will be spending the day outside, so please come prepared and dressed for the weather. Our dining hall is closed this year so please bring snacks and a packed lunch. Hot drinks will be provided.

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DATES AND FEES


Program Fee (plus GST ) Dates
Wild Mind $80 Friday May 14, 2021

WINTER WONDERS EDUCATOR WORKSHOP

Looking for ways to get your students out into nature for year-round learning? Winter Wonders is a ProD workshop opportunity for educators designed to deepen your knowledge and increase your comfort level in sharing nature with your students in all seasons.

The coastal temperate rainforest is home to a vast diversity of life that is at our fingertips year-round, if we know where to look. We invite you to join our resident biologist Dr. Hana Kucera in discovering the natural history and ecology of the local ecosystem with an emphasis on winter adaptations.  In this immersive, experiential workshop, educators will learn to confidently identify local tree and shrub species, herbaceous plants, as well as fungi, invertebrates, birds and mammals. This workshop includes hands-on activities and resources that can be adapted for use in any local forest habitat, for all levels of students.

This program is ideal for educators interested in sharing nature with your students in all seasons and is inclusive of all experiences and abilities. We will be spending most of the day outside, so please come prepared and dressed for the weather. Please bring your own lunch and mask to wear in any indoor spaces.

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DATES AND FEES


Program Fee (plus GST ) Dates
Winter Wonders Educator Workshop $80 Friday February 12, 2021

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