You didn’t miss a thing! Our HELP Coffee Talks Outdoor Play and Learning recordings are now available.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our second HELP Coffee Talks series. This timely series provided both a research perspective and practical insight related to the importance of outdoor play and learning, with particular attention paid to the current COVID-19 context.

We also wish to thank our guests, Dr. Mariana Brussoni and Megan Zeni. It was a pleasure to host them, share information and learn from each of them. The HELP team has recorded each session and videos have been posted to HELP’s YouTube channel. Please find direct links below.

A Conversation with Dr. Mariana Brussoni


Outdoor Play Canada
Play Streets Initiative
Social determinants of playing outdoors in the neighbourhood: family characteristics, trust in neighbours and daily outdoor play in early childhood.


A Conversation with Megan Zeni

@Roomtoplay (Twitter)
Ten Tips for Teaching Outside the Classroom
Becker, C., Lauterbach, G., Spengler, S., Dettweiler, U., Mess, F., (2017). Effects of regular classes in outdoor education settings: A systematic review on students' learning, social and health dimensions. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14
Kuo, M., Barnes, M., Jordan, C., (2019). Do experiences with nature promote learning? Converging evidence of a cause-and-effect relationship. Frontiers in Psychology, 10
Environmental Educators Provincial Specialist Association


Planning is underway for another HELP Coffee Talks series. Please watch our newsletter and social media channels for information and registration details.