|Submission Date||Oct. 24, 2019|
IN-48: Innovation B
|0.50 / 0.50|
Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
The Forest and Nature Program (FNP) is a unique play and learning experience that offers children the opportunity to succeed and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a natural outdoor setting. Children engage in motivating and achievable tasks and activities throughout the year and in almost all weather.
The program is based on the Forest School Canada model (www.forestschoolcanada.ca): the mission is to foster rich learning experiences, ecological literacy, and healthy living by connecting children to nature in the early years and for all Canadian children to play and learn in local forests, creeks, meadows, prairie grasses, mountains, and shorelines with a wise and skilled educator who understands the power of play and child-directed learning and how this can contribute to a more sustainable world.
In addition, the program offered at Humber through The Forest and Nature Program was the recipient of the Edward Burtynsky Award in 2019.
Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Air & Climate
A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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