About our education programs

Since 1998, Sierra Club B.C’s Education program has provided curriculum-based, outdoor-based nature experiences for 125,000 students and teachers across the province of British Columbia. By directly engaging with local natural environments and centring diverse ecological and traditional knowledges, we offer hands-on activities and experiential learning opportunities that foster healthy childhood development and cultivate environmental sustainability.

We incorporate an approach that is:

  • Nature-Based and Hands-On
  • Inquiry-Based
  • Intersectional and Cross-Curricular (aligned with the new Ministry of Education curriculum)
  • Informed by First Peoples’ Principles of Learning
  • Place-Based
  • Rooted in the principle that connecting with nature is a core aspect of environmental stewardship

Our programs are available in any community in British Columbia.

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If you would like to learn more or to donate to help ensure that our programs remain free, accessible, and inclusive year after year, please contact our Education Program Manager, Sheleena Forfar.





Recent Updates

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Deep nature connection in the modern world: Coyote Mentoring

There are two worlds, the modern world full of science and technology and the ancient primitive world where you use your wild instincts to survive and understand what is happening around us and create a connection.
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Why Our Children Need to Get Outside and Engage with Nature

Children spend less and less time in contact with the natural world and this is having a huge impact on their health and development.
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The Value of Place-Based Education

If you have ever moved or traveled to another place in the world, you understand what it means to be connected to place.
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SIERRA OKANAGAN GETS OUTSIDE WITH LOCAL SCHOOL

Sierra Okanagan has been working on some exciting programs! In September 2016, they partnered with the Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program (OCCP) on the Students Without Borders Academy at Kalamalka Secondary.

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We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.