Nature Play On Vancouver Island

Nature Kindergarten On Vancouver Island


Hello and welcome to Nature Play on Vancouver Island, a blog about nature play and Reggio Emilia inspired practice. I love to share the discoveries that my students, families and I make in our full day kindergarten program and some of the wonderful activities that we enjoy, especially in the forest or at the seashore. 

I am a Kindergarten teacher, with more than 20 years of experience in the field, with a Masters in Early Childhood. Much of my experience has been in preschool, multi-age and kindergarten where I love to collaborate with children, parents, teachers, student teachers and conduct research. In fact I am so passionate about sharing my nature program that I published Outside Our Window: developing a primary nature program and present regularly on it across Canada

I have just received the 2019 Prime Ministers Award for Teaching Excellence; Certificate of Achievement!! Such an honour and a way to celebrate both Outdoor Education and Reggio Emilia Inspired Pedagogy!!!

I presently teach full day kindergarten with outdoor mornings in the forest or at the seashore, work as a educational consultant and present widely on emergent curriculum, Reggio Inspired programs, primary nature programs, differentiating instruction and formative assessment. I am passionate about using the  learning environment as a third teacher, and love to work with teachers (and teams) to transform their indoor learning environment. I am inspired by the Reggio Emilia program and have just planned my second trip to Reggio Emilia, Italy to participate in their work study program. 

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  1. Hi Liz, I'm Nicole from Qeq College (Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Education Centre). I was hoping to talk to you about upcoming professional development opportunities but I couldn't find an email address. I hope it's okay to reach out to you this way. If possible, please email me at (or when you have time. Huy ch q'a!