Meet our Fabulous Outdoor Activity Consultants!
Taking your group outdoors requires special planning, and we have the perfect people to help you build your skills and confidence. Our four Outdoor Activity Consultants have a wealth of specialized experience from years of working outdoors with children and youth.
Our outdoor consultants can help you with program planning, finding resources, offering guidance and connecting the curriculum with outdoor learning experiences. While they’re not intended to do programming for you, they are delighted to work with you to discover the rewards of being outdoors.
Greetings! I am Nancy Thomson, an Outdoor Activity Consultant with Pathway to Stewardship and Kinship. However, to many students and teachers, I am known as ‘Nature Nancy.’ When the students see me coming, they know they are in for time exploring and learning outside! For the past 6 years, I have been running Think Outside which brings outdoor education programming to schools using local greenspace to connect people to the earth and to each other. With 25 years of Outdoor Education experience in many different settings, I look forward to sharing with teachers, parents and children to grow the important work of the Pathway team.
Hi, my name is Nancy Doherty. As an Early Childhood Educator and a grandma, children are my passion. I have always loved the outdoors and growing up with a dad who was a Conservation Officer, our house was always full of orphaned critters. Those early experiences helped me view the natural world with respect and awe. With our wonderful seasons in the Kawarthas, I make sure to get outside every day – it makes me happy! I look forward to collaborating with the Early Learning Community to develop program connections to the Pathway Landmarks.
Hi! I’m Sherri. I’ve loved being outdoors all my life and have more than 20 years’ experience sharing the wonders of the natural world with young people of all ages. Throughout that time, I have worked at Camp Kawartha, Bark Lake Leadership Centre, Peel District School Board, Toronto, and Region Conservation Authority, and Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. I’m a certified Project WILD facilitator and facilitator trainer and received the Educator of the Year Award from the Canadian Wildlife Federation. I look forward to working with local teachers to share skills and build confidence in outdoor learning on the Pathway.