Schedule At A Glance

Summit schedule

Day 1

Friday, September 27

Setting the stage for outdoor play in Canada

Day 2

Saturday, September 28

What to look for in emerging best practices

Time Event
9:00am-5:00pm Registration open
9:00am-10:00am Rethinking Childhood
An interview with Tim Gill
Location: The Summit Stage
See the session via FB Live
10:30am-12:00pm WORKSHOPS
How-to guides: Play Charter and Mobile Adventure Playground with the City of Calgary.
The Cabin

Pedagogy of play: Early years perspectives on outdoor play with CNAC facilitators.
Location: The Yurt

Walking with place: Storying forest encounters with Humber College’s Aboriginal Resource Centre, Early Childhood Education, and Child Development Centre
Location: Meeting spot for Forest workshops & Walk and talk
12:00pm-2:00pm LUNCH SERVICE
2:00pm-3:00pm Think Tank
Risk benefit assessment for outdoor play
Led by Marlene Power, Tim Gill, and Dr. Mariana Brussoni
The Summit Stage
2:00pm-3:30pm WORKSHOP
PlayPACT: Co-designing and drafting a national outdoor play strategy
Led by Earth Day Canada
Presented by KAMIK
Location: The Summit Stage

Forest school in the city:
Building an ethic of care with urban green spaces with The Lion and The Mouse.
Location: The Cabin

Loose parts and outdoor learning: Thinking and playing outside the box with Earth Day Canada.
Location: POP-UP Adventure Playground presented by KAMIK
4:00-4:30pm Outdoor Play Canada Awards
Presented by KAMIK
The Summit Stage
4:00pm-6:00pm Storytelling sessions
Wander down the forest trails and hear storytellers tell tales of connection with nature and play
Location: The Cabin & Bonfire at the Ottawa Forest and Nature School
6:00pm-8:00pm DINNER SERVICE
8:00pm-10:00pm Pop-up forest bonfire & cash bar at the Ottawa Forest and Nature School

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