Join us for wide-ranging chats with environmental educators about best practices, changing trends, and new insights about the outdoor and environmental learning field. Long-time educators Ian Shanahan from Green Teacher and Jade Harvey-Berrill from Canada’s Non-profit Outdoor Learning Store and Stoked on Science facilitate the cross-pollination of ideas.

In the fourth episode of Earthy Chats, co-hosts Jade Harvey-Berrill and Ian Shanahan chatted with outdoor and garden educator Kaci Rae Christopher, author of The School Garden Curriculum:

In the third episode of Earthy Chats, co-hosts Jade Harvey-Berrill and Ian Shanahan chatted with educator Faye O’Neil of the ʔaq̓am Community in the Ktunaxa Nation! Here’s a sneak-peek at what was discussed:

  • a childhood in nature
  • gaining knowledge from the land
  • gaps in the education system and how to fill them
  • making partnerships and maintaining open dialogue
  • how animals and plants are described in the Ktunaxa language
  • ways to achieve grounding in nature

Faye O’Neil (Cranbrook) is a member of the ?aqam Community in the Ktunaxa Nation. She is the Aboriginal Education Coordinator for Southeast School District No. 5, and she previously worked in Delta School District as an Aboriginal Support Worker. She sits on the ?aqam Education Committee and Lands Committee, the board for the Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network, and is one of our Indigenous Advisors for our Non-profit Outdoor Learning store. She also has been actively engaged in supporting educators across the region by helping connect their programs and lessons with Indigenous knowledge, perspectives, and land-based learning.

Find out more about the Indigenous Resources offered on Canada’s Outdoor Learning Store.

Find our more and order the resources featured in this podcast:

  1. Think about the Wild
  2. Think about the Planet

Find our more and order the resources featured in this podcast:

  1. A Walking Curriculum
  2. Engaging Imagination in Ecological Education