To promote and enable accessible education and recreation in the outdoor environment. 


  • 23 Oct 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • Prince of Wales High School - Vancouver, BC
  • 20


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9:00 – 9:20 – Coffee break and connecting with each other

9:20 – 9:40 – Wild About Vancouver – Dr. Hartley Banack, Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, UBC

9:40 – 10:00 – Coffee break and connecting with each other

10:00 – 12:00 – Dialogue workshop with Mark Winston (see below)

12:00 - 1:00 – Lunch

1:00 -1:45 – Urban outdoor education field trip ideas and resource share –TBA

1:45-3:00 – Introduction to the OCC Field Leader program

Dialogue Workshop Description

Developing Dialogue Skills: In this workshop we will explore dialogue as a tool to generate non-partisan and constructive communication around difficult topics that impact the social, economic, environmental and cultural well being of our communities. The approach is active, experiential, interactive and skills-based format. 

We will learn about conducting internal dialogues within organizations to improve routine meetings, conflict resolution, strategic planning and team building. 

We will learn to move beyond the static meeting into a novel and engaging format where

  •  innovations flourish 
  • an opportunity for dialogue in teaching and learning contexts  
  • a venue for civic consultations with multiple stakeholders 
  •  a productive, efficient, and consensus-building meeting.

Mark L. Winston is that rare individual, a scientist who can speak eloquently to the public.  He is recognized as one of the world’s leading expert on bees and pollination, Mark has had an illustrious career researching, teaching, writing and commenting on environmental issues and science policy. He directed Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue for 12 years, where he achieved wide recognition as a distinguished Canadian educator. He consults widely, in university, corporate, non-profit, government and community settings, utilizing dialogue to public audiences with controversial issues.


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