THE PATHWAY PROJECT VIDEO SERIES
Want to learn more about the Pathway Project? This collection will help you understand our goals, how to get started as an Ambassador School or Early Learning Centre and lead the way for other Pathway Explorers. The third video in this collection gives you a step-by-step guide to registering and reporting your completed Landmarks. We appreciate every educator, parent and child who contributes to our goal of 10,000 logged Landmarks in three years. Together we are growing healthy kids and building a strong support network.
GETTING STARTED VIDEO SERIES
Nature Nancy and Kim Dobson, Pathway Outdoor Activity Consultants, share tips and tricks for educators on avoiding hazards and feeling preparing for the outdoor classroom.
Join TRACKS Program Co-ordinator and Pathway Consultant, Kelly King, and TRACKS colleague, Kristin Muskratt, as they explore ‘Indigenous Insights for Outdoor Learning’ including discussions on land acknowledgement and respect.
Nervous about transitioning learning from inside the classroom to the great outdoors? You’re not alone. Nature Nancy is here to help educators get students outdoors as well as provide some tips and tricks to make the transition fun and easy.
START DISCOVERING LANDMARKS WITH US
LANDMARK 1 (ages 0-3)
Join Registered Early Childhood Educator, Kerri Riel, and find ways to start Landmark 1 – explore outdoors together once a week.
LANDMARK 2 (ages 0-3)
Explore Camp Kawartha’s Environment Centre with manager, Craig Brant, as he uncovers animals friends for Landmark 2.
LANDMARK 3 (ages 0-3)
Fleming College Educator, Mary Lou Lummiss, takes us on an exploration of her garden for Landmark 3 – exercise the senses everyday.
LANDMARK 4 (ages 4-5)
Kristin Muskratt, TRACKS Oshkwazin Co-ordinator, discusses the importance developing a relationship with a favourite outdoor place as part of Landmark 4.
LANDMARK 5 (ages 4-5)
Pathway Co-ordinator, Cathy Dueck, takes us to her backyard to explore Landmark 5 – help to plant or harvest a garden and/or look after an animal. How many animals can you spot in this video?
LANDMARK 6 (ages 4-5)
Early Childhood Educator, Kerri Riel, is back to help with more great ideas to start Landmark 6 – play in nature for a full hour at least twice a week.
LANDMARK 7 (ages 4-5)
A collection of videos exploring the many elements of Landmark 7 – share a nature-based book, song, nature poem or game each week. Children’s Service Librarian, Kate Jarrett, showcases some wonderful rhyming games, songs and books to help you start this Landmark. Don’t forget to gather round for her reading of Plant the Tiny Seed.
LANDMARK 8 (ages 4-5)
Meet Rowan Tree Early Childhood Educator, Jessica Lindeman, as she showcases four amazing nature crafts including nature clay tiles, nature leaf kites, magic herb pouches and corn husk dolls as part of Landmark 8 – create at least one nature art project every week.
LANDMARK 9 (ages 6-7)
Finding a special place in nature helps deepen relationships and develops a sense of place. Join Executive Director, Jacob Rodenburg, as he explores Landmark 9 on the grounds of Camp Kawartha. He shares some interactive games to help you discover what’s special about your outdoor place and how you can watch it change over time.
LANDMARK 10 (ages 6-7)
Landmark 10 helps reinforce and expand a developing sense of empathy. Join Jillian Bishop, Community Food Cultivator for the Nourish Project, as she gives a tour of her greenhouse and provides amazing tips on how you can start to plant, tend and harvest a small garden in any season. What will you plant first?
Landmark 11 (age 6-7)
Join Retired Primary Teacher, Kathy MacMillan-Jones, as she explores Landmark 11 – Celebrate Each Season in a Year. Celebrating seasonal change helps connect us to the world around us. Kathy shares three structural ways you can help deepen this awareness early on, particularly with children in Grades 1 and 2, who have a growing sense of time.
What does Drew Monkman have in his backyard? Find out as he explores Landmark 12 – Meet the Friends in your Neighbourhood. This Landmark helps children recognize that our community consists of other living things as well as people. Can you complete the challenge at the end of this video?
Landmark 13 (age 8-9)
Jaime Akiyama, from GreenUp and Active School Travel PTBO, helps explore Landmark 13 – Travel a Familiar Route. This Landmark encourages families to empower children by learning how to travel a familiar route, alone or with a friend, at least twice a week. This can include walking, riding your bike, or traveling on public transit.
Landmark 14 (age 8-9)
Scott Murison, co-pilot of Wild Rock Outfitters Inc. shares Landmark 14 – try at least five different kinds of outdoor recreation that don’t require gasoline or electricity. This Landmark supports physical health, mental health, and the environment. Can you take on the challenge?
Landmark 15 ( age 8-9)
Environmental educator, Sheila Potter, takes you on a journey through her meadow encouraging learning through exploration for Landmark 15. This Landmark encourages exploration by growing a garden, setting up a birdfeeder, catching insects, going fishing, and getting to know a habitat.