"With increased demand for nature-based and outdoor educational programs in North America, exploring how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) may or may not align with current educational practices seems prudent. Specifically, we ask: Are the social, economic and environmental issues of concern integrated within outdoor nature-based programming? Could immersive outdoor programs be a viable avenue for helping Canada reach some of the global sustainable development goals? Finally, adopting a critical lens on the SDGs more broadly, are there additional ways in which teaching and learning for sustainability can be implemented within Canadian nature-based programming?"
Research: Canadian nature-based early childhood education and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: A Partial Alignment