Nature Connection Education and Training for Professionals

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Why Nature Connection?

"Why Nature Connection"  provides  an understanding of the health benefits associated with being connected to nature and the research that supports this. Participants will receive an overview of approaches that will maximize the health benefits of nature connection and develop an understanding of biophyllic design principles to gain insights around how to realize the health benefits of nature even when getting outdoors is difficult..


$300 for a  group presentation


Please contact us at info@newtrail.ca or call us at 226-338-0031 to book this presentation or to discuss a customized training for your group.

Connecting Kids with Nature: Approaches to Promote a Nature Connected Classroom

Kids who are connected to nature are more creative, concentrate better, self regulate, and are happier.  In this 3 hour training, participants will develop a better understanding of the research behind nature connection and the physical health, mental health, and educational benefits of incorporating nature into the learning day. Educators will learn practical ways to promote nature connection both within and outside of their classrooms.


$45 per participant  (4 participant minimum)


The resource "Connecting Kids with Nature: Approaches to Promote a Nature Connected Classroom" is included for workshop participants


Please contact us at info@newtrail.ca or call us at 226-338-0031 to book this training or to discuss a customized training for your group.

Incorporating Nature Connection into Your Professional Practice

Nature connective experiences promote significant physical and mental health benefits including reduced anxiety, a better ability to focus and concentrate, improved self regulation, improved creativity and cognition, improved immune functioning, and an improved sense of well-being.  Participants will receive a model for meaningfully connecting clients to the health benefits of nature and participate in a variety of nature connection invitations designed to be integrated into your professional practice. How to incorporate nature connection approaches to maximize client benefits and the use of biophyllic design to create a holistic health promoting environment will also be addressed.


This 8 hour training will be of particular value to teachers, mental health professionals, youth care workers, long-term care home staff, as well as park and camp staff.


$125 per person


Lunch and nature connection resources are included.


Please contact us at info@newtrail.ca or call us at 226-338-0031 to book this training or to discuss a customized training for your group.

The Nature Connected Classroom: Building Community, Improving Behaviour, and Enhancing Learning

This 3 day program covers information provided through the "Conencting Kids with Nature" training but expends from this into the areas of classroom/school community building and comprehensive classroom management that is part of a healthy, productive learning environment. Developing insights into the teacher/student relationship and the role of student and teacher wellness is looked at as a critical aspect needed to create an engaging, high functioning, productive learning community. Participants will be provided with a practical resource package which will allow them to incorporate strategies immediately within their classrooms.


$425 per person


Food, accommodations, and teacher resources are included


Please contact us at info@newtrail.ca or call us at 226-338-0031 to book this training or to discuss a customized training for your group.

Collaborative Facilitation and Mentoring

Collaborative facilitation and mentoring is available for professionals who wish to consolidate nature connection concepts and incorporate the nature connection model with their clients. This support is available for participants who have completed the "Connecting Kids with Nature: Approaches to Promote a Nature Connected Classroom", "The Nature Connected Classroom: Building Community, Improving Behaviour, and Enhancing Learning", or the Incorporating Nature Connection into Your Professional Practice" programs.


This support is customized to client needs and prices are negotiated based on the nature of support provided.


Please contact us at info@newtrail.ca or call us at 226-338-0031 to schedule this support.

Expanding Your Nature Connection Repertoire

This interactive workshop is intended for those who have participated in other Nature Connection Training for Professionals programs and are looking at both expanding their repertoire of nature connection invitations as well as honing the art of creating sensory-based nature connection invitations for your clients. Working from a connections framework, participants will create, modify, and expand nature connection invitations to address specific connection and professional outcomes.


$125 per person


Lunch and nature connection resources are included.


Please contact us at info@newtrail.ca or call us at 226-338-0031 to book this training or to discuss a customized training for your group.