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Outdoor Play: Just Imagine!
January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree!
Just imagine the possibilities: Triggering Children’s Curiosity in Outdoor Play
When children’s curiosity is triggered and nourished, their explorations and learning becomes more in-depth, meaningful and intentional. Adults play a key role in creating environments that will activate inquiring young minds and stimulate inquiry. Understanding the curiosity cycle and how those levels may be expressed by children will be explored. This interactive presentation will engage participants in exploring ways that they may contribute to children embracing a sense of wonderment, intrigue, exploration and discovery.
Dr. Beverlie Dietze is the Director of Learning and Applied Research at Okanagan College. She is the lead researcher for both a national and a local research project that is examining strategies to advance children’s outdoor play through training and space design. She is the author of four textbooks related to play and children’s programming and has several peer-reviewed articles published on early childhood and adult education topics.