This blog is part of the SSHRC-funded Climate Action Childhood Network.

This international project includes seven case study research sites, or collaboratories, in Canada, England, Australia, and the United States. The purpose of this project is to advance our understanding of children’s relations with their environment in order to synthesize knowledge at local, national, and global levels regarding children’s creative responses to the impacts of climate change.

Our research collaboratory works with participating children, educators, and families at a university-based child care centre in the place currently known as Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.  It is with gratitude, respect and humility that we acknowledge that our work together takes place on the unceded territories of the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEC nations, whose relationships with these lands continue to this day.

B. Denise Hodgins and Narda Nelson are the research pedagogists who lead our collaboratory’s thinking with children, educators, trees and other multispecies. We began in January 2018 and since then a total of 24 early childhood educators and 79 children between the ages of 18-months and 5-years have participated in the project.