Or read below for more specifics. This case study examines a group of 10-11 year-olds participating in a nature-based educational role-play adventure program called Wild Craft Play. The facilitative approach used mirrors some of the characteristics of the hummingbird, and thereby is affectionately referred to within these pages as The Hummingbird Approach. In this approach, once the facilitator has set … Read More
Book Jamie Black
Jamie Black MA Play Specialist, Earth Advocate, Guide, Consultant, and Producer (aka HummingBard). Jamie has been educating and guiding people since 2000 in many walks of life. Identifying as Jamie/she/them, Jamie specializes in play, storycrafting, entrepreneurship, running outdoor programs, digital story production, and igniting Wild Craft Play for people. Scroll down to see a list of topics, or simply reach … Read More
A journey to Toronto Outdoor Education School
A journey to Toronto Outdoor Education School turned out to be fruitful. Throughout my research, there were a number of people who told me about the Toronto Outdoor Education School, and recommend I connect with them, as they were a leading role model across Canada for being the most advanced and effective outdoor education program that ensured that the students … Read More
What you eat matters!
I believe that what we eat matters… don’t you? What we choose to consume determines our future, our health, the health of our children and relationships. Doesn’t everyone want to live a vibrant life? Recently I have been having many conversations about food security, and what I find even more important is the nutrition density of the food we consume… … Read More
Hummingbird Guides Training – coming soon!
Hummingbird Guides Training is coming soon! Thanks to The Nature of Play Conference – Hosted by the Nanaimo Child Development Centre – Oct 5, 2016 It was a real privilege and pleasure to attend this highly educational and professional conference this weekend. I knew it was going to be motivational and educational because Hilary Leighton and Dave Segal are incredible people … Read More
Tonight I just had an epiphany about my role as a facilitator. I thought I was a storyteller, but it turns out I am a facilitator of storymaking. I am in the midst of my data analysis for my Masters Research. I have been working on this baby for over a year now, and in the last three months I have been … Read More
Gratitude for Community Storytellers
Saturday, December 12, 2015 was our VERY FIRST Community Quest and it was EPIC! It was an epic adventure for many reasons. One can only assume it was due to the new experiences, the familiar faces, the curious merchants, the real gold, the quests, the storyteller, and of course the wind, the rain, and the community engagement of businesses and … Read More
Tell us your vision for your children
Welcome to the first post for Wild Craft Play. Thank you for taking the time to read and follow us! We would like to know your vision for your children. I have been studying children in play for over 15 years, and now, as I finish my Masters Thesis in Adventure, I have just come across a Ted Talk from the … Read More