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Brussoni Lab x Chorus Kits
Join Chorus & Clouds in welcoming back Rachel Ramsden, who works along side Dr. Maria Brussoni from the Brussoni Labs at UBC
FEBRUARY 16th - 7:30-9PM at 2505 West Broadway Chorus Kits!
Research is clear on the importance of regular and repeated access to outdoor risky play. Despite the known benefits of outdoor play, children in North America are spending less time outdoors. In addition, children’s play experiences have become more monitored and controlled. This session will help you build the case about the need for outdoor risky play in your experiences with children, whether as an educator, parent, or family member. Learn the key concepts that support outdoor risky play and how you can begin to incorporate these into your outdoor experiences with children. This workshop will highlight examples from the field, outline how to identify a hazard from a risk, and showcase recent research from the Play Outside UBC Lab. This session will also make available the resources and tools to help you get started in your role supporting young children’s participation in outdoor risky play.
Read this quick post from the last time Rachel visited us!
Rachel is a Research Coordinator at the Play Outside Lab and a PhD student in the School of Population and Public Health at UBC. Working with Dr. Mariana Brussoni, Rachel leads research projects in BC and across Canada that aim to support children’s outdoor and risky play. Rachel has a particular interest in understanding how different outdoor environments facilitate children’s outdoor and risky play in the early years. Rachel previously worked in child care policy, planning and design, and holds a Master of Public Health degree (2016) and a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree (2013).
This workshop will take place at the Kitsilano location - 2505 West Broadway
*hours can be added at pro-d hours for Educators. We will provide a certificate of completion*
Photo credit: Cara Mand
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"Chorus & Clouds has been our safe haven since the beginning of the pandemic. Without family or support here, the community we've met through music and art classes have been safe, supportive & genuine. You have been like family to us, in which we are so grateful. We will miss you Jess & team! Lots of love & many blessings.”
—Leevi & Di
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— Yarrow & Olive
“Chorus and Clouds - our home away from home for over 3.5 years now. I count my blessings to have found Jess and her magical space all those years ago. Jess is an outstanding, passionate childhood educator. She creates both a magical and safe environment for children to experience and expand their wonder and awe through music, art, stories and exploration. Jess has the biggest heart, a beautiful voice and a genuine interest in each and every child’s curiosity which truly lets them shine!”
— Anna, Aila & Ava