Is your work in outdoor education building bridges between classmates, creating engaged citizens, or deepening relationships with nature? The conference organizing committee is seeking presentation proposals from individuals and groups wanting to facilitate workshops around the topic of fostering connection. This could include, but is not limited to, ideas around how educators can build or strengthen connections between their students and the land, their community, their peers, their food, etc. Contributions are welcomed from all backgrounds that have an interest in, or an impact on, Outdoor and Experiential Education.
We encourage all presenters to do their best to create interactive, experiential, hands-on, or discussion-based workshops. Our hope is to minimize the number of lecture-style slideshow presentations and disconnect from technology as much as possible, though if you've got a neat way to use tech as a means of connection we are keen to see that too!
We hope to see workshops on topics including, but not limited to: place-based education, folks skills, creating inclusive communities, school & community gardens, integrated programs, citizen science, bushcraft skills, traditional skills, forest schools, bioblitzes, leadership programs, diversity in outdoor education and nature ID.