Adult Workshops at Guelph Outdoor School leverage the skills and passions of regional practitioners & affiliated outdoor schools & nature connection organizations. Proceeds from these sessions help The Guelph Outdoor School to continue to offer scholarships for young people, so that all kids can benefit from our nature connection and mentorship programs year round, regardless of ability to cover fees.
This landing page features past and upcoming workshop options.
For an up-to-date listing of what is available, please link to our Registration Page under GOS FOR ADULTS.
Hope to see you out there!
Up Coming Workshops:
Emergency & Disaster Preparedness for Communities & Families
w/ Chris Gilmore @ Changing World Project
November 18th & 19th - Weekend Workshop
Have you been feeling a growing concern about the state of the world and environment? From climate change and increasing extreme weather events to major economic and geopolitical shifts, the world is changing and many people have an uneasy feeling about it. In the past year, we have witnessed millions of people caught off guard and unprepared for major events and disasters. Sticking our heads in the sand and ignoring the realities of a quickly changing world is bound to come back and bite us. But living in worry and fear is not a good strategy either. It negatively effects our lives and health.
This workshop is about choosing resiliency over complacency and optimism over fear. There is actually A LOT we can do to be more adaptable and prepared in a changing world. Humans have been overcoming adversity since the beginning of time.
Join Instructor Chris Gilmour in this hands-on workshop in adaptability, resilient living and emergency and disaster preparedness. Chris brings his 12 + years of experience in studying ecology, practicing wilderness & urban survival, and both studying & consulting in modern emergency & disaster management.
Coming out of this workshop you will have:
Created a framework and highly actionable emergency preparedness strategy that meets the unique needs of your life. Learned how to leverage small actions to make you more resilient to a large number of possible scenarios. Learned survival skills and emergency planning tools that will build your confidence in being better prepared for disasters and a changing world. A few of the workshop highlights include: Receiving a detailed workbook to help walk you through your personal emergency planning and response strategy. Learning how profession emergency managers choose what hazards to focus their planning efforts on and how to efficiently prioritize your limited time and budget for optimum preparedness. Best practices to survive specific types of natural & man-made disasters that are possible in your region. Create a family/community communications plan so when the phones go down everyone knows what to do and how you will get back together. Learn about emergency food storage and how to collect, store and purify water. How to create advanced emergency kits for your car and home. Survival tactics and techniques to help you feel better prepared for the future and rest your mind.