Season 2 of Let's Talk Outdoors Podcast launched Thursday February 25 with new episodes following every 2 weeks! Let's Talk Outdoors is available on Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher. Join hosts Derek Hyland, Heather Maurer, Michael Prebble and Leah Japp as we interview guests about environmental enjoyment and education! Show notes for each episode will be available right here as they are released.
If you have suggestions for topics we should explore, how we should celebrate the outdoors in Saskatchewan or ideas for guests please contact us!
Pandemic Land-Based Learning & Dog Sledding with Garrick Schmidt
Join Leah & Derek as they chat with Land-Based Learning teacher and new musher Garrick Schmidt about what it's like running land-based programming during the pandemic. Garrick also shares advice about getting started, and talks about his experiences running dogs and how he got started with dog sledding! Learn more about Garrick on Facebook @eagleridgedogsledtours and on Twitter @GarrickSchmidt.
Winter Adventures & World Travels with Ashlyn George
Ashlyn George is the award-winning adventurer and writer behind The Lost Girl's Guide to Finding the World blog. She is the go-to travel expert in Saskatchewan but is no stranger to trips abroad. Having travelled solo through more than 60 countries on all 7 continents, she's a passionate storyteller in pursuit of excitement, learning and discovery. When not on the road, you can find her adventuring in own her backyard as well as online @thelostgirlsguide. Join Heather and Mike as they talk about Ashlyn’s world travels, what brought her back to SK, and what kind of activities she recommends for this winter.
Land Based Learning with Kevin Lewis
Leah & Derek sit down with Kevin Lewis about Land-Based Learning, stories from the boreal forest, making birch bark canoes, connections between Cree language and the land, and how you might get started for yourself. Kevin is both knowledgeable and entertaining as he weaves together teachings and stories in this episode.
Check out some resources Kevin recommends in the episode:
Getting families outdoors for Jeff Moore
Heather and Derek catch up with Jeff Moore. Because of his own nature-immersed childhood, Jeff has a lot of recommendations for parents and families about getting outdoors and fostering a love for nature. Join us for ideas for getting started with getting outdoors, and some great words of wisdom from Jeff for all parents.
Leave No Trace with Andrea Nelson
In episode four, Derek and Leah chat with Andrea Nelson about the @Leave No Trace Canada Seven Principles: Plan Ahead and Prepare, Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces, Dispose of Waste Properly, Leave What Your Find, Minimize Campfire Impacts, Respect Wildlife, and Be Considerate of Other Visitors.
Outdoor Learning with Chris Clark
This week Heather and Derek sit down to chat with Chris Clark to talk about Outdoor Learning. Join us for a discussion about about research and how Outdoor Learning is different from Outdoor Ed, discussions on some barriers, and ultimately some great ideas for roads in to getting started with Outdoor Learning in your own classroom.
Learn more about Chris here.
Citizen Science & Conservation with Kenton Lysak
Kenton Lysak’s enthusiasm and passion for our beautiful province is infectious. Join Mike, Leah, and Kenton in their conversation about citizen science, environmentalism, conservation, and everything outdoors in Saskatchewan - and mainly the Saskatoon area.
Find out more about Kenton here: Nature City Festival
Paddling Canmore to Missinipe with Zev Heuer
The first episode of Let’s Talk Outdoors is now available! Heather and Mike chat with 15 year-old Zev Heuer about his 58-day canoe trip from Canmore to Missinipe earlier this year. Learn about Zev’s adventurous childhood and the challenges he had to overcome on the journey with just him and his dog.
Outdoor Education Panel Discussion
For teachers, parents, and students, COVID-19 has been an unsettling experience and it continues to be so as we enter the Fall 2020 semester. However, outdoor learning has been touted by the Saskatchewan Government as one way to reduce the risks of a return to school.
How can all teachers incorporate outdoor learning into their repertoire? Back in June 2020, we invited a group of Saskatchewan educators to a panel discussion about their experiences with outdoor education to answer questions like this one.
Have a listen to the experiences of Mark Wiseman, Kristen Simonson, Deborah Gibson-Dingwall, David Vanderberg, Amanda Kornaga, and Mitch Lowe. If you’d like, you can also view the panel discussion on YouTube.
Season One Trailer
Meet your Let's Talk Outdoors hosts Derek Hyland, Heather Maurer, Mike Prebble and Leah Japp!