Welcome to Nature-Based Leader Ship Workshops

The Nature-Based Leader Ship Networking Workshops are for people to come together and discuss the gaps while discovering the bridges that can form to provide more outdoor adventure-based experiences for children, youth and families in Central Vancouver Island.  These workshops are facilitated by Jamie Black and invite partnerships and collaboration as we expand this conversation.

Workshop Experience (Next Workshop TBA)

  • Let’s take a moment to share who we are, what we have and what we need, then Jamie Black will share her story as a Nature-Based Leader & some of her findings with her research.

    Accomplished artist and art teacher in SD 69, Crystal Burgess will help us map our ideas on a large-scale tree to represent the whole picture four more adventurous outdoor play in Central Vancouver Island.

  • Nature Awareness as a Leader – explore tricks and tools from the Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature – written by Jon Young et al (2010)

  • Let them climb trees!  A conversation about Perceived Risk vs Actual Risk, Insurance & Licensing – What do we need? What are we missing?

  • Take a look at our Community Map. Let’s finalize what we need for a functional and efficient network, what are the next steps?


We are becoming a Network of adults in Central Vancouver Island focused on fostering a deeper connection with nature and the community for ourselves and for children and families in our region.
Whether you are a program leader, a teacher, an administrator or a loving parent who wants to make a difference for children in your community, come to this networking workshop where we will map our strengths and weaknesses in our community to generate greater opportunities for our children and their future.


$3 to register – this will help pay for rental of space, supplies and support.
* $30 will be due by the end of the workshop – please prepare to pay the final $27 onsite. 
If you didn’t like the workshop, you won’t have to pay the rest.
Receipts available for payment available at the workshop.

CLICK HERE: for a report from our first gathering!

A minimum of 10 people are required to be able to host the next workshop.
To Pay by e-Transfers please send a minimum of $3 to jamie@wildcraftplay.com.
*Be sure to email me your password.
OR Pay by Cash in person.
Please call in advance for drop off.  250-927-7923 
**Paying the full $30 early will hold a VIP spot for you at the front of the room, and further demonstrate support for this network.
If there are any discrepancies or cancellation of the workshop due to the facilitator’s efforts, you will receive a full refund.  If you need to cancel, there will be no refund. Please contact me Jamie if you have concerns. 

Join the Network

To join the network today, simply send an email to jamie@wildcraftplay.com with “Add me to the Nature-Based Leader Ship Network please” as your Subject Heading. *You can also sign up at the workshop.
The network is meant to generate a deeper connection for us as facilitators to develop skills, support, access to resources and information so that we don’t need to paddle our own boat. Jump on board the ship, and let’s paddle together.  

About Jamie Black

Autobiography of Jamie Black

Here is a page on my website of some of the things that I do: http://wildcraftplay.com/hire-us/presentations/

Here is a blog I wrote about the up and coming Hummingbird Guiding: http://wildcraftplay.com/uncategorized/hummingbird-guides-training-coming-soon/

Certificate of Attendance 

Certificates of attendance to the workshop can be made available upon request.
Your Hummingbird Facilitator
Jamie Black