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Workshop for Early Childhood Educators


The Kids Love Rocks workshop will be led by early childhood researchers and science teacher educators, Drs. Christine Tippett and Todd Milford, who will take a hands-on approach while presenting play-based ideas for exploring rocks with young children.  

Chris and Todd will draw on their teaching and research experiences to highlight active play and ways to move from science to STEM learning experiences.


Kids Love Rocks: Cultivating Children’s Natural Interest to Explore Earth Materials

This workshop is designed for early childhood educators who work with young children (ages 3-7). The workshop will keep you busy with a series of rock and soil related activities that can be used both indoors and outdoors. All materials are easily accessible at low or no cost so you can start using this STEM activities tomorrow!

Two identical sessions will be available on June 10th, 2023:

                 Session A (9:00 - 12:00)

                  Session B (1:00 -  4:00)

Location:  University of Ottawa             Price: $50 for educators

                  FSS Building                                  $30 for students

                  Room 4007


Check this out!

  • Completion certificates will be awarded

  • A free rock set for every participant

  • Refreshments will be provided to keep you focused

  • Fantastic door prizes to be won

  • Books and additional rock sets will be available for a reduced price

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