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Outdoor Education resources for students and teachers! This 'Newsletter" gives information about how outdoor education can be integrated with the Ontario Curriculum, as well as how outdoor education can be utilized in the classroom for all age groups. Check out the links I have posted! Hopefully something will spark your interest and get you exploring outdoors!
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 | Outdoor Education! | Scoop.it
The Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, founded in 1964, is an annual international showcase for the very best nature photography...

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Exposing students to aspects of nature and the outdoors is a great way to provide inspiration within all different subject areas. Showing students pictures of nature can provide inspiration for visual arts, music, drama, or even movement. Students can also use pictures such as these within subjects such as science or mathematics for problem solving type activities. Integration with outdoor education and many other subject areas is possible, even without leaving the classroom!

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Group Of Seven Art

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The Group of Seven Canadian Painters art site dedicated to the Group of 7 Canadian Painters.
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Providing students with the opportunity to view Canadian Artwork (by Canadian Artists) allows them to connect with the environment without having to leave the classroom. Students can learn about Canadian nature and environment, while making connections to the curriculum (arts, science, math, or language arts). Students can create presentations about artwork, reproduce artwork themselves, or even create stories about what they see within the artworks. Having the artwork available online is a helpful tool for teachers, and is also a cost effective "field Trip" (virtually!). 

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Algonquin Provincial Park - Through the Seasons (www.algonquinpark.on.ca)

Algonquin Park is a world renowned tourist destination. Discover what Algonquin has to offer through the seasons in this short, non-narrated, video featuring...
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This video shows students what is offered in outdoor education spaces year round. Students can become familiar with how nature and the environment changes throughout the year, and make connections to what they are learning in class. Showing videos like this would be a great way to give students writing prompts, or ideas about presentations they can put together. After visiting/ completing an outdoor education adventure, students can ask students to put together their own videos! 

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Welcome to Ontario Parks

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Welcome to Ontario Parks.
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Introducing students to Provincial Parks can be a great introduction to outdoor education. Students are able to learn about the different wildlife that surrounds where they live, and about how this wildlife creates their habitats. Students can make connections to science, math and social studies when learning from Provincial Park programs. 

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Ontario Conservation Areas

Ontario Conservation Areas | Outdoor Education! | Scoop.it
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Conservation areas are a great place for students to learn about nature, the environment, and wildlife that can be found in their area. Conservation areas also often run school programs that are suited for mulitple age groups, and learning levels. Working outdoors at conservation areas allows for students to have hands on experiences with their learning. 

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The Voice of Fish & Wildlife Agencies: AFWA Press Releases

The Voice of Fish & Wildlife Agencies: AFWA Press Releases | Outdoor Education! | Scoop.it
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There are many resources for teachers available. This blog links to many North American Agencies that provide information on how to bring outdoor education into the classroom. The blog also shares ideas for how outdoor education can be integrated into the curriculum. 

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Outdoor Ontario (OutdoorOntario) on Twitter

Outdoor Ontario (OutdoorOntario) on Twitter | Outdoor Education! | Scoop.it
The latest from Outdoor Ontario (@OutdoorOntario). Ontario beckons with outdoor adventure! Your connection to Ontario's outdoors. Tweets from Ontario Tourism, the official marketing agency of Ontario.
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Following groups and organizations on Twitter is also a great way to stay up to date with what is new and available in outdoor education. Teachers and students can both gain information about places they can visit, activities they can engage in, or programs they can gain information from. This Outdoor Ontario Twitter page is a great place to look for updates on outdoor programs, videos, and blogs! 

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Chris Hadfield (Cmdr_Hadfield) on Twitter

Chris Hadfield (Cmdr_Hadfield) on Twitter | Outdoor Education! | Scoop.it
The latest from Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield). Canadian Astronaut, currently living in space aboard ISS as Flight Engineer on Expedition 34, to be Commander of Expedition 35. Orbiting Earth on ISS
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Outdoor education can be BIGGER than just the earth we live on! By following some people on Twitter, students have the opportunity to see things they may never have the opportunity to see. An example of this is Commander Chris Hadfield! He is currently living in space on the International Space Station and tweeting pictures everyday. Students can connect these pictures to subjects and topics they are learning in class for science or math, or even take these pictures and recreate some of them during art class. Take some time to look at his amazing pictures!! 

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Hiking & Walking | Ontario Trails Council

Hiking & Walking | Ontario Trails Council | Outdoor Education! | Scoop.it
Find trails in Ontario for walking, hiking, cycling, skiing, snowmobiling, ATVing or horseback riding. The Ontario Trails Council site is your place to start for trails throughout Ontario.
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Getting students active outside is also a part of outdoor education. Students meet requirements of the physical education curriculum while having fun and being active. Hiking and walking trails can be introduced to students in the classroom (ex: class trips), and then taken outside of the classroom into the home, where students can teach what they have learned to their families. 

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Five Tips for Introducing Outdoor Education to Your Class

Five Tips for Introducing Outdoor Education to Your Class | Outdoor Education! | Scoop.it
This how-to article accompanies the feature "Early-Childhood Education Takes to the Outdoors."

Here are five ways to adopt the ideas behind the Waldkindergarten concept:

Partner with a Local Nat
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Blogs can also provide teachers with information of how to introduce the topic of outdoor education and how to begin the process. This blog gives five tips for starting outdoor education. They include ideas such as connecting with local nature initatives, partnering with conservatoin areas and getting students involved in the outdoor education process at a young age! 

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Twitter / Earth_Pics: Shipwreck, Lake Huron, Ontario, ...

RT @Earth_Pics: Shipwreck, Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada. http://t.co/pN57XZs5
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Students can use Twitter for finding ideas of outdoor topics they want to learn more about. Once students find topics that interest them, they are then able to complete more research and gain more knowledge on the topic. Twitter searches for pictures can also be used as inspiration for students to take their own pictures while engaging in outdoor education, or give ideas for where students can become engaged in outdoor education. 

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