Outdoor and Nature Play in Early Childhood Education
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Outdoor and Nature Play in Early Childhood Education
Presented by: Beverlie Dietze
Friday, September 24, 2021 | 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Session Location:
Zoom Online Meeting 1701 5th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB
About the Session:

Outdoor and nature play in early childhood education have numerous benefits to children's sense of curiosity, in creating opportunities for them to embrace connecting with their environment and follow their ideas and wonderment. This presentation will provide an overview of ways in which outdoor environments support children in their development and quest for exploration, experimentation and discovery. Concepts such as tinkering, curiosity cycles, design thinking, 21st century skills, provocations, pedagogical documentation, and strategies to advance outdoor and nature across the seasons will be presented. 

Pre K and Kindergarten teachers and Educational Assistants
Grade Level:
Pre K & kindergarten
About the Presenter(s):
Beverlie Dietze

Dr. Beverlie Dietze is the Director of Learning and Applied Research at Okanagan College. She is a lead researcher on a number of research projects focused on examining strategies to advance children’s outdoor play through training and space design. She is the author of seven textbooks related to play and children’s programming and has several peer-reviewed articles published on early childhood and adult education topics. She is the recent publisher of the Play Outdoors magazine. Beverlie is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick, St. Francis Xavier University and the University of Toronto.  Follow her on Twitter @PlayDietze

Photography Release:
This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

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