Jamie Black calls herself the Hummingbird Facilitator
Jamie Black spreads joy and happiness by pollinating innovative ideas, solving nature-based issues through creative processes for our community. She has a passion for facilitating processes that close the gap between service providers and administrators to generate more quality experiences for children to experience nature, and have access to local organic food.
Following the progression of the 8 shields model by Jon Young, Jamie facilitates community conversations that focus on connecting children with nature. With her education in a Masters in Environmental Education and Communication at Royal Roads, Jamie is more aware of the barriers to nature-connection. She is generating conversations with stakeholders in the community to determine the gaps between policy makers, service providers, children and parents that restrict the access to nature. Rather than building a bridge, Jamie prefers to look at it like she is the pollinator who inspires each stakeholder to grow and thrive in an eco-system that breads a vibrant and healthy healthy community. Her joyful and creative approach to facilitating workshop is infectious, leaving a sense of agency and community connection. Jamie’s commitment to Central Vancouver Island offers groundwork that is crucial to inspiring Nature Connection.
After the Nature of Play conference hosted by the Nanaimo Child Development Centre with keynote speakers Hilary Leighton and Dave Segal, a network of interested service providers has ignited momentum. Many conversations have caused Jamie to further the discovery of what prevents children from spending more time in nature.
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