This is a personal blog written and edited by Megan Zeni. My readers are primarily North American parents and teachers, as well as other professionals, who work with and care for children. As a community, we value the importance of unstructured and creative, imaginative nature play. Outdoor learning, outdoor classrooms, playful learning, gardening with kids, and tips on organizing family life are addressed on this blog. I’d love to work with your organization on any of these topics. Please contact me here for rates and availability.
I’m an experienced writer and happy to share my thinking on any and all topics related to parenting, organizing family life, teaching, education, outdoor classrooms and gardening with kids. If you need a review or promotional blog post, magazine article, family travel advice, expert quote for your newspaper article, or speaker on any of these topics, I’m your girl!
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I am a professional teacher certified to teach in the provinces of British Columbia and Ontario. I have 20 years of classroom experience teaching grades K-7 in both public and private schools. I currently teach in an outdoor classroom and school garden. I hold degrees from Simon Fraser University (B.A.), the University of British Columbia (B.Ed.), and from OISE at the University of Toronto (M.Ed).
As a motivating and experienced public speaker and consultant, I am available to work with your school or parent group on a variety of curriculum-based topics.You can choose a workshop topic here and you can read testimonials from workshop participants here!
I am the author of The Classroom Gardener teacher’s guide and available to facilitate interactive, hands-on workshops and walkshops on gardening with kids, outdoor classrooms, and the importance of play in modern family life. I am currently teaching part time so my availability is limited. Please book early for preferred days and times!
This blog participates in Share-a-sale and Amazon affiliate programs. If you have a product you would like me to promote via affiliate marketing it must be directly related to the topics my readers enjoy. Open-ended toys, educational games, books, products or publications that support creative, imaginative and outdoor play & learning are all suitable for my blog.
Advertising opportunities from carefully selected products and organizations that align with my views on organizing family life, play and playful learning will be considered. Reviews will be my honest opinion and clearly identified as paid or sponsored content. You can contact me here for rates and advertising options.
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If you have a research study that promotes the value and importance of outdoor play and learning through play, I am happy to review your study and promote it on my blog at no cost to you. If you have a play-based study that requires participants in Vancouver’s Lower Mainland, I am happy to promote your search for participants on my social media pages. I am also happy to post multi-media visuals of talks and articles from publications that contain quality play, outdoor learning, and kids-in-gardens relevant content. Contact me here with a link you would like shared.
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