Nature Play

Ecosource’s nature play programs engage children up to 12 years of age in self-directed, nature-based play to encourage exploration and foster positive nature connections.

We sit as a co-chair of the Peel-Halton Nature Collaborative, a cross-sectoral network of professionals focused on increasing opportunities for children and families to engage in nature.  Every month, we bring individuals together during our general meetings to share knowledge and resources on playing and learning in nature.  With the support of the Collaborative’s members, we created the Everywhere Nature toolkit, a guide to planning nature-based programs.

For an online resource to help create your own nature play spaces, click here Dig into Play. Scroll to the bottom to see a nature play session in action!

Ecosource’s nature play programs have been generously funded by the Lawson Foundation’s Outdoor Play Strategy, and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

In the Region of Peel, we live and work on the traditional territory and treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We would like to acknowledge the first inhabitants of these lands and those who continue to live in these regions, including the Anishinabek, Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat, Ojibway/Chippewa and Métis peoples.

We occupy colonized First Nation territories and it is our responsibility to recognize our colonial histories, their present-day implications, and to work together to honour, protect and sustain Indigenous rights, and this land.

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