Developed in partnership with the Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC), the WILD Connect leadership course is a three-day learning experience that brings education students and early career teachers together with each other, CWF staff and OCC staff. Attendees become certified in WILD Education (CWF) and Field Leader 1 (OCC) while participating in orientation, curriculum-based activities (indoors and outdoors) and discussions regarding the practice and outcomes of experiential outdoor education. They return to their communities with quality program activities and a national risk management certification that is often required by their administrators.
- Learn how to lead children and youth into natural environments.
- Become a certified instructor of a WILD Education program(s).
- Become a certified Field Leader (Hiking).
- Engage in a support network with new teachers from across Canada.