Mark your calendars for 2019’s general meeting of the Gabriola Health and Wellness Collaborative.
Join us for a general meeting of the Collaborative and hear updates on accomplishments, awards, and projects. Listen to keynote presentations by two UBC Okanagan scholars on how incorporating elements of play into our daily lives can ensure Gabriola is a vibrant, healthy community for all ages.
Dr. Beverlie Dietze – Outdoor Play: Creating Wonder in Childhood that Lasts a Lifetime
Children belong in outdoor play environments that connect them with and celebrate nature. Outdoors is a place that inspires them to think and wonder. When children in their early years have opportunities for outdoor play, they develop a sense of place, space, and desire to act upon their sense of curiosity. This is how they develop the foundational skills for math, science, and language needed for later academic success and environmental stewardship. This interactive presentation explores strategies to spark children’s curiosity, which in turn, leads them to new levels of exploration, wonderment, discoveries, and learning.
Dr. Sharon McCoubrey – Art as Play
Details to come.
This is a free, drop in event held at the Gabriola Community Hall, 2200 South Road, Gabriola Island. Everyone welcome!