Author Archives: Frances Krusekopf

Update on Growing More Knowledge – October 24th 2015

In addition to our keynote speaker, David Sobel, there will be twelve different groups presenting at Growing More Knowledge on Saturday, October 24th at Royal Roads University.  We have presenters coming from across British Columbia in addition to a speaker from Manitoba and another from Ontario.  Please register soon!  Registration costs $100, plus applicable taxes.  Please contact the Royal Roads Cont. Studies Department.

Growing More Knowledge Symposium – October 24th

With the support of Royal Roads University and SFU, we will be hosting Growing More Knowledge on Saturday October 24th at Royal Roads University in Victoria BC.  Please follow the link below for more information on how to register.

Growing More Knowledge Symposium

If you are currently engaged in an outdoor learning program for the early years (ages 3 to 8), and are interested in presenting at the conference, please contact Dr. Enid Elliot at by September 18.

Nature Kindergarten Experience Course – April 10

Royal Roads University Cont. Studies Dept. is offering a Nature Kindergarten Experience course on April 10th.  This day-long workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Enid Elliot and one of the Nature Kindergarten educators.  Please contact Royal Roads University to register.

Nature Kindergarten Registration – 2015-16

To register for the 2015-16 Nature Kindergarten class at Sangster School, please do so on-line.

Please follow this link for more information.

2015-16 Nature Kindergarten Parent Information Sessions

Parents interested in registering their child for the 2015-16 Nature Kindergarten class at Sangster Elementary School should consider attending one of the following parent information sessions:


Saturday, January 10th at 10 AM

Thursday, January 15th at 6:30 PM


Both sessions will take place at Sangster Elementary School.



Flora, Fauna & Fungi of Hatley Park

Congratulations to Royal Roads University B.Sc. Major Project Team … Kristina, Andrew, Ershad and Pink for the amazing work they did to produce a child-friendly field guide for the Nature Kindergarten students.  The field guide can be purchased, at cost, from the team members or from Frances Krusekopf at  Approximate cost is $32.

Major Project Team with Enid Elliot, Lisa Lockerbie and Frances Krusekopf

Major Project Team with Enid Elliot, Lisa Lockerbie and Frances Krusekopf


6th annual Robert Bateman lecture – August 6th

Robert Bateman Lecture Aug 6 2014 invitation DRAFT

Please see attached information about public lecture about nature kindergarten at Royal Roads University on August 6th.

Articles about Play and Risk

For more on allowing for risk in children’s play, see the following …

Go For It!

play and risk


Re-introducing risk into childhood play

The Overprotected Kid

Job Opportunity – Lower Mainland

Please follow this link to learn more about the Nature Mentor for Children job opportunity on the North Shore/New Westminster.

Last Chance to Register for Growing Knowledge Symposium

The Growing Knowledge:  Sharing and Building on Learning Outdoors in the Early Years (3 to 8) symposium takes place at Royal Roads University on Saturday, June 14th.  This is the final week to register for the symposium.  Please see links below for more information on how to register and the program.

Growing Knowledge Symposium – June 14 2014

Growing Knowledge Symposium – Program