What we do
We offer a wide range of programs and services to encourage Nature connection. From designing and delivering outdoor and environmental education programming, leading Nature-based yoga and meditation, connecting with community-based environmental projects, to training you and your staff to more effectively deliver your own outdoor programming, our diverse team can help you and your group connect with Nature -without leaving the city!
Our Nature-based programs can be designed or adapted specifically to your needs. We design and run programming for school groups and classes, day camps, senior's centres, community centres and more.
Our programs are intended to connect your group to the Nature we find around us, whether it be through art, gardening, yoga and meditation, group activities, games or environmental education. The principles of Forest School and Playwork guide our approach with children, but there are so many ways to learn about and become a part of urbaNature!
We work with teachers, administrators and staff who want to incorporate outdoor learning into their pedagogy. We can help you design lessons, connect to curriculum, learn strategies and techniques for managing your class outdoors, and help you communicate your ideas to parents and administrators.
Courses, certifications & training
We are certified to deliver courses and training in outdoor leadership, canoeing/kayaking, wilderness first aid, yoga, and more.
The Field Leader course from the Outdoor Council of Canada is popular among teachers, educators, scout leaders and community members who wish to take groups into the "wild". We offer this course as well as follow-up modules from the OCC. Please see here for a more complete description of this course.
We can also deliver 20, 40 and 80-hour wilderness first aid certification through Sirius Wilderness Medicine for groups of 6 or more.
Outdoor event and trip planning support
Outdoor trips are invaluable for connecting with Nature, but they can be challenging to plan and execute. With nearly 20 years experience in outdoor education and expedition planning, we can help your school group or your personal group plan and prepare an outdoor event - anything from half a day to several weeks in length. We can provide support through all steps in planning - from risk management, meal planning and logistics to equipment and reservations. We can also accompany your group on the trip!
Our staff can provide workshops to suit your organization's needs. Some examples include outdoor leadership, child-led nature play, outdoor skills, wellness, outdoor learning in schools, and more. Contact us to design an urbaNature workshop for your group or organisation!