May 03, 2016
NB PLAYS! Outside Adventure
Join us JUNE 11th – 12th at MACTAQUAC PROVINCIAL PARK for a free outdoor learning adventure.
Meet us at the park for this exciting event aimed at promoting and engaging New Brunswick communities in outdoor adventure, play and learning. This gathering will highlight the best that New Brunswick has to offer in outdoor activity, and build capacity among front-line leaders and educators of children and youth. The weekend will motivate and support these leaders to take their programs outside, foster connections with nature and engage children and youth in adventurous outdoor play.
Saturday, June 11th from 9am to 4pm, New Brunswick’s experts in outdoor education and adventure will have the opportunity to share their best practices, resources and ideas with leaders in education, parks and recreation. The day will include a series of hands-on learning experiences and opportunities for sharing and knowledge exchange. Our goal is to equip leaders with the knowledge, skills and confidence to become champions for outdoor play and learning in their communities. The day will also provide a platform for the launch of Recreation NB’s NB PLAYS! Outside: Outdoor Play and Learning Resource, and Parks NB’s Green Book: A Guide for Connecting with Nature.
Registration is required for Saturday’s workshop. Please, sign up for free HERE
On Sunday, June 12th from 12pm to 4pm, the Outside Adventure will be open to the public. Bring your family and meet New Brunswick outdoor experts at the park for an afternoon of outdoor play and learning.
Explore the park on a geocaching adventure, take a little paddle in a BIG canoe, discover new trails and hidden treasures, learn about local critters and creatures, play fun and engaging games, or simply soak up the serenity of the park. There will be something for everyone at this exciting outdoor event.
Outdoor Adventure and Education Experts will include:
Tir Na Nog
Maison jeunes de l’acado/Lodvi Bongers (in French only)
Friends of Mactaquac
Under One Sky
New Brunswick Environmental Network
Outdoor Educators NB
The NB PLAYS! Outside Adventure is a collaborative initiative of Recreation NB, Parks NB, The Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Coalition of NB, Physical Literacy NB and GNB’s Wellness Branch.