Our Education Team facilitated six environmental education professional development workshops for teachers in May. The workshops covered topics such as building a routine to take your class outside regularly and connections to the new BC curriculum. Their goal is to expand this Pro-D training to all teachers by 2020.
As I stood on the shores of the Peace River in Northern BC this past spring, I was reminded of the incredible diversity of land and water we hold here in beautiful BC. Our children and future generations deserve to experience all of this amazing biodiversity. They deserve to know where they live and develop a connection to the place they call home.
Our new pilot program, “Climate and Place: The Future is Here,” is designed for middle school students in Grades 6-8. In this workshop, students collaborate together to learn more about climate change solutions. It is based on Sierra Club BC’s vision document The Future is Here.
Education Program Manager James Davis attended the annual Children & Nature Network International Conference & Summit in Vancouver last month and connected with environmental educators from across North America and around the world.
Earth Week is a time to celebrate and join together to work toward sustaining and building healthy and vibrant communities. This year I invite every class to take part in a challenge to get outside and PLAY!
Sierra Club BC Volunteer Jody Holmes introduces the Caring Communities Association's Sustainability Education Program, designed to encourage students to think about how they can contribute to creating a sustainable future.