Megan Zeni

Megan Zeni is a first year PhD student in the faculty of education at UBC (EDCP) with over 20 years of K-7 classroom teaching experience. Megan currently teaches in a public school outdoor classroom and is an advocate for the social, emotional and cognitive benefits of outdoor and garden classrooms beyond the preschool years. She […]

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Judith Pelletier

My passion for the outdoors started at 13, while paddling the waters of Northern Ontario. I immediately felt at ease in the wilderness and empowered by my ability to thrive in this environment. I knew right away this would be more than just a hobby for me! I worked for 10+ years guiding white water […]

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Kate Inch

Kate is an outdoor recreation enthusiast and loves to explore the beautiful and rugged landscapes of British Columbia. As a Secondary teacher with the Vancouver School Board, Kate works to promote outdoor education and nature-based learning with her students.  Focusing on education for sustainability and environmental stewardship with her students, Kate looks forward to participating […]

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Jenn Mcdonald – Events / Lessons

  I am a grade 5/6 teacher in the Vancouver School Board who has recently completed my Outdoor Education Diploma at UBC. I have been practicing outdoor ed officially for a year now, but had been doing it very informally in the garden and in our community previous to that. I look forward to inspiring […]

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John Ames – Outreach

Rooted in environmental place-based learning and psycho-biology, my research area focuses on writing improvement through musical storytelling strategies.  Nature and being outdoors lend themselves well to two strong influences that underscore my work and research: Stanley King and Susan Chung’s Youth Manual Co-Design method of story drawing and Murray Schafer’s Composer in the Classroom soundscaping.  […]

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Jason Camp – Events / Lessons

Born in Vancouver, Jason has called the city home his whole life. In addition, Jason has been lucky enough to explore, not just the wilderness just outside the city limits, but the great outdoors around the world. From mountaineering in the St. Elias range in Canada, to rock climbing in the deserts of Australia, to […]

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Dr. Gillian Judson

Dr. Gillian Judson teaches in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University and is Executive Director of the Centre For Imagination In Research, Culture And Education (CIRCE). She writes/thinks/teaches about the role of imagination in all learning (Pre-K through post-secondary) and in all learning contexts (inside and outside building walls, in traditional and alternative “school” settings). She loves exploring […]

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