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Coastal Conversations: Everyone Belongs in Nature- Learning to Support Diversabilities in Outdoor Exploration

Ocean Week Victoria


June 1st 2023 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Victoria, British Columbia, British Columbia

Everyone Belongs in Nature (?): Learning to Support Diversabilities in Outdoor Exploration

Getting outside is something many of us take for granted. But have you ever considered who can or cannot access the outdoors easily? Despite the important mental and physical health benefits to spending time outside, obstacles such as stairs, tree roots, uneven terrain, societal expectations (or limitations), and negative self-talk can be significant barriers for those with diverse physical abilities.

On June 1, join Sarah Board, Biologist and Accessibility Advocate, and the Maritime Museum of BC as we connect with like-minded people, hear from individuals with different perspectives, and develop a toolkit for how you can make the outdoors more accessible for others.

Learn more at https://mmbc.bc.ca/adult-programs-2/

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Growing up in Victoria, Sarah’s love for the ocean began as a child on the beaches of Qualicum. Her parents claim that it was very difficult to pry her away. As a person with mild cerebral palsy, Sarah has navigated the world of marine biology while sharing the passion with others. Through this she realized her unique ability to perceive the individual strengths and needs of the people she encounters, adjusting her teaching to meet them.

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Coastal Conversations at the Maritime Museum of BC invites participants to connect with community facilitators and MMBC staff to build cultural literacy, deeper understanding, and ultimately a more inclusive, welcoming community of diversity. Conversations may touch on sensitive topics including (but not limited to) experiences of those who are unhoused, immigration journeys, queer and trans community experiences, etc. as they relate to the maritime experience.

We are committed to ensuring that all participants experience a welcoming and safe environment in these conversations, regardless of personal background or identity.

Participants can expect:

Clear guiding principles and expectations for conversation;
Co-facilitators with knowledge/experience in the topic area and training in facilitating conversations.
Optional readings and learning opportunities provided in advance of the conversation so participants can join the conversations with some framework to engage in discussions.


Details

Address:
The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, Douglas Street, Victoria, BC, Canada
Cost:Free
Format:In-Person
Category: Presentation, Interactive Event, Indoors
Region: Pacific
Audience: Adults
Accessibility: English

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