Nibi/Water is life, an energy that is part of us which needs to be respected. Spring is a time of renewal with melting snow and rain. Connecting with Ahki/Mother Earth and water, the blood of mother earth, will inspire the participants to think about the value of local natural spaces for play, teaching and learning, wellness and creative thinking. This workshop includes a walk to Niigaani-gichigami and storytelling in ECE’s new yurt!
Feel free to check out the yurt during the day when the workshop is not running!
- Learn about the importance of water from an Indigenous perspective.
- Experience storytelling and integrate this powerful tool into teaching and learning.
- Understand the importance of place-based learning, using the lakefront and the Arboretum’s Humber River as places of play, wellness, learning and teaching.
- Experience the yurt as a creative teaching and learning space, understand how the circular design inspires creativity and puts the focus on all as learners.