Schedule At A Glance

Summit schedule

Day 1

Friday, September 27

Setting the stage for outdoor play in Canada

Time Event
9:00am-4:00pm Registration open

Earth Day & CNAC POP-UP Adventure Playground at the Ottawa Forest and Nature School
Presented by KAMIK
1:00pm-2:30pm Land Acknowledgement and Opening
2:30pm-3:30pm A look back and a way forward: from the position statement on active outdoor play to the launch of Outdoor Play Canada and beyond
With Dr. Mark Tremblay and Dr. Mariana Brussoni
Presented by KAMIK
4:00pm-5:30pm WORKSHOPS
Demystifying play: Using pedagogical documentation technology to understand and explain play-based learning with Storypark

Outdoor play: Great for kids, tough [to measure] for researchers with HALO

Land as Our First Teacher: Establishing and maintaining relationships with York Region Nature Collaborative
6:00pm-8:00pm DINNER SERVICE
8:00pm-10:00pm Pop-up forest bonfire & bar at the Ottawa Forest and Nature School

Day 2

Saturday, September 28

What to look for in emerging best practices

Time Event
9:00am-4:00pm Registration open
7:30am-8:30am Forest Walk and Talk with Dr. Mark Tremblay and Marlene Power
9:00am-10:00am Rethinking Childhood
An interview with Tim Gill
10:30am-12:00pm WORKSHOPS
How-to guides: Play Charter and Mobile Adventure Playground with the City of Calgary

Pedagogy of play: Early years perspectives on outdoor play with CNAC facilitators

Walking with place: Storying forest encounters with Humber College’s Aboriginal Resource Centre, Early Childhood Education, and Child Development Centre
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
2:00pm-3:30pm WORKSHOP
Forest school in the city: Building an ethic of care with urban green spaces with The Lion and The Mouse

Loose parts and outdoor learning: Thinking and playing outside the box with Earth Day Canada
3:00pm-4:00pm Think Tank
National outdoor play strategy: Engaging the public and practitioners in moving the needle on outdoor free play
Led by Dr. Mark Tremblay and Deb Doncaster
Presented by KAMIK
4:00-4:30pm Outdoor Play Canada Awards
Presented by KAMIK
4:00pm-6:00pm Storytelling sessions: Snapshots of outdoor play and learning
Details to be announced
6:00pm-8:00pm DINNER SERVICE
8:00pm-10:00pm Pop-up forest bonfire & bar at the Ottawa Forest and Nature School

Day 3

Sunday, September 29

A commitment to the movement of outdoor play

Time Event
10:00am-11:00am Youth panel discussion: Connection to the land through play
Details to be announced
11:00am-12:00pm A special look at the child: Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and Article 31
An interview with Charles Pascal
12:00pm-12:30pm Closing