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​​​​​A young girl holding a phone, facing the trails.  The trail can be seen on the phone screen.

Embrace technology as a way to get you outside learning, playing and exploring!

Do you remember running and playing outdoors as a kid? Going on adventures and learning new things? Although the times have changed and life is a little bit different now, you can still spend time outdoors breathing in the fresh air and connecting with nature, you may just do it with a little bit of help from technology.

It’s so important to our overall health and well-being to spend time outdoors connecting to nature and it’s also not always easy leaving technology behind. You can embrace both - learn how to enjoy time outdoors and use technology to help you learn, explore, investigate, analyze and problem solve.

We can show you how! ​

Using technology to engage students in the Climate Change conversation

We’re already seeing the impacts of climate change in our local communities and on a global scale, but did you know that a study published in 2019 found that only limited class time is spent on climate change content? Two in three teachers report they shy away from teaching climate change in their classroom because they don't have access to resources or feel they have the knowledge or skills to teach it.

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Pivoting with technology and outdoor education

With a long history of providing high-quality, hands-on learning opportunities in the outdoors that connect people with nature and inspire action for the environment, we pivoted to offer programs and services within the constraints of COVID-19. To accommodate school closures, remote learning, gathering limits, new safety protocols, we used new technologies and software platforms, developed digital resources, and established an online support community.