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natural environment and created a social and serene music! The day was planned in such a way as to cultivate and nurture curiosity and the desire to learn. Discussions were engaging and left room for inspiration, questioning, creativity and improvisation. Importantly, while having fun, these education professionals learned a great deal. Choice of workshops offered. Grouped together, the teachers took part in the activities according to the choice identified at the time of registration at the school. The goal was to experience the workshop and then share their learning with their cycle group afterwards. Let's get started! Some teachers explored the

biodiversity and water quality in the Madawaska River with biologist Amélie Tremblay. Others discovered and experimented with activities related to the Loose Parts Theory with Michelle Thibault, specialist in Natural Maker Spaces with Brilliant Labs. Inspired by Étienne Bélanger, Natural Maker summer camps monitor, teachers explored the Stop Motion application and discussed the possibilities of pedagogical activities and interdisciplinary. While another group walked the curriculum and made connections to sustainable development goals SDGs, and also explored the school's Natural Maker Spaces for their learning plan with Kathleen Rice, Program Specialist at Brilliant Labs.

All in all, these activities created a buzz and planted small seeds of ideas that will be interesting to watch germinate and grow. The pedagogical potential of the schoolyard, natural spaces and nearby parks to explore and discover What if the courtyard and the natural maker spaces surrounding the school became extensions of the classrooms, easily accessible and offering a whole world of possibilities for the development of educational projects? Near a school, or 2 kms away from it, what would we find? - a forest - a river, stream, lake, the ocean - an ecosystem

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