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A Natural MakerSpace is

Students who learn in Natural MakerSpaces have no walls and  often no predetermined classroom area (although some schools do have outdoor classrooms). The time spent in nature is bringing an emotional connection to the land that is essential to develop a deep appreciation and the empathy needed to inspire ecological and social actions. Authentic Natural Makerspaces not only gives the opportunity to learn in nature but also from nature.


Happy Earth Day! Check this  #EXPRESSYOURCLIMATE montage out! 

Thank you Troupe JAM #ExprimeTonClimat

Tools, Technology & Resources

Teachers, students and families can find tools, materials and resources in their own backyard.  Nature provides most of everything you will need for your Natural Maker project.  We're here to help you with a few ideas, tips, technology and the educational resources to help create an immersive learning environment. 

Click & Explore These Natural MakerSpace Learning Tools & Resources

Spring Learning Resources>

Learn with Rain!
Find your sit space!
Download Student Journal
Natural Learning Continuum
Nature Steward
Nature Steward

Winter Learning Resources>

Winer Activity Journal
Make with snow!

Brilliant Labs 


Vol.3 Issue 1

Natural Potential 

by Michelle Thibault & Kathleen Rice

pg. 38

An inspiring visit to Maple Ridge Environmental School in British Columbia teaches us how learning outside connects youth with curriculum, mindfulness and nature. 

Vol.4 Issue 2

Creative Learning In Nature

by Kathleen Rice

pg. 60

There is a growing interest in teaching in nature especially as the start of the 2020 school year was filled with changes to school logistics, classroom structures, and safety measures. With this, comes the re-birth and an openness to exploring ideas and innovation in pedagogical practices. 

Vol.4 Issue 2

Be A Natural Maker in 5 Steps!

by Michelle Thibault 

pg. 68

Five practical tips that we hope will help you find pleasure and comfort in your outdoors learning initiatives with your students. Inspired by several great nature educators and our own experiences. 

Let's Connect!

We're here to support you and your outdoor learning goals.  Let's connect and discuss your project idea, what you need to get started or how we can connect you with more training opportunities.

Michelle Thibault 

Natural MakerSpace Program Specialist 

Email: michelle@brilliantlabs.ca


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