School gardens. Outdoor classrooms. Education outdoors & playful learning.

about megan zeni


Megan is an experienced and practising classroom teacher who currently teaches in an outdoor and garden classroom. She is a PhD student at the University of British Columbia in curriculum and pedagogy.

Get to Know Megan

Areas of Expertise

School Gardens

Megan has facilitated hundreds of school garden workshops across North America. She is currently booking into 2022.

Outdoor Play and Learning

Megan offers professional learning for educators who are interested in re-imagining where learning happens in our schools. Workshops, webinars, and walkshops are customized to your specific outdoor learning environment.


Megan is a PhD student in the faculty of education at UBC. Her research interests include pedagogies of place, pedagogies of play, and education outdoors. Megan is available for keynote speaking engagements on these topics.

workshops & webinars

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The Garden Classroom Series

This ten part series is offered monthly to school districts or organizations who wish to host professional learning for teachers in garden-based education. Each session will unpack systemic barriers with practical and cost-effective solutions that are scaffolded for capacity building.

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The Garden Classroom

This full day workshop provides a clear plan forward for Westcoast school gardens. Practical tips and tricks are shared with inspirational stories of school garden transformations.

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Pedagogies Of Play

This workshop is for experienced educators who are willing to consider the potential academic, social, and physical benefits of outdoor play as a pedagogical approach to teaching across the K-7 curriculum.

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Pedagogies Of Place

This workshop is for experienced practitioners who are ready to think deeply as we complicate ways of engaging children intellectually in learning that is relevant, culturally responsive, and interconnected to the lands we learn with, from, and on.

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Megan Zeni offers motivating, engaging, and interactive school garden and outdoor classroom workshops and walk shops for teachers, parents, and anyone interested in the importance of play and outdoor learning in childhood.

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Resources for your classroom

These blog posts are free to access and available to support outdoor play & learning. 

Risky Play Resources

Risky Play: Why Kids Need It

In my work with teachers I am often asked what risky play is. Risky play is simply a way of organizing observed categories of thrilling play that children engage in when

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