Inquiry Adventures was established to expose educators, counsellors, and a variety of other professional groups to experiential (hands-on) methods to address the social-emotional learning and mental wellness needs of our communities. Inquiry Adventures was established by Sheldon Franken. Sheldon has been a school counsellor in the Metro Vancouver area for the past 17 years. Previous to being a school counsellor, Sheldon was an outdoor education facilitator. In his experiences as both a school counsellor and outdoor education facilitator, Sheldon learned first hand how engagement in emotional and kinaesthetic adventure-based activities (emotional and/or physical risk taking) within a safe and supportive environment can help develop the core attributes of social-emotional learning for both groups (teams, classrooms, workplaces) and individuals.
CASEL has identified the five attributes of Social-Emotional Learning as:
- Self Awareness
- Social Awareness
- Self Management
- Relationship Skills
- Responsible Decision Making
These social-emotional attributes are the building blocks for resiliency and strong personal and mental wellness.
Inquiry Adventures objectives is to expose educators, counsellors, and other professionals to using adventure and experiential education as a methodology to help address the social-emotional learning needs of their populations. Inquiry Adventures has had the opportunity to provide workshops and work first hand with a variety different populations who are looking for opportunities to foster a more active method of deepening their social emotional learning toolbox.
Inquiry Adventures also sells active and experiential tools that compliment social emotional learning as well as general learning goal. We are the only organization where you can purchase products from Thumball, Youthlight, ULead and Wood N' Barnes publishing all from one site.
Here is a link that lists the organizations for whom Inquiry Adventures has presented a workshop. https://www.inquiryadventures.com/pages/calendarBesides on our website, some of our thumballs can be purcahsed at the following retail locations:
Please contact us to inquire how Inquiry Adventures can potentially support your organization.
Director / Owner of Inquiry Adventures
Inquiry Adventures is a Canadian Company located in Vancouver, BC