Layerslider School Programs

2016-17 Going Wild! Programs


Welcome and thank you for your interest in working together to get outside, go wild, and be well!

We offer a variety of environmental education programs and initiatives directly in your community – in your classroom, school yard, homeschool neighbourhood, or a local outdoor space.  Our programs include:

Going Wild!: Nature and Play (Kindergarten): Our Kindergarten program offers young children the chance to explore local environments by engaging students directly in outdoor, sensory-based play, nature discovery activities and storytelling about and in the natural world.

Going Wild!: Lifecycles and Ecosystems (Grades 1-2): Students learn about British Columbia’s species and ecosystems, discover the connective web of human relationships with these species and ecosystems, and learn how to best care for their local natural environment.

Going Wild!: People and Plants (Grades 3-5): These workshops were developed in partnership with Coastal First Nations and Royal Roads University for teachers and learners to (re)connect children with their environmental and local First Nations cultures, and to educate on potential development in rural regions.  Since 2012, we continue to deliver local adaptations of these workshops for Grades 3-5, to engage both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students in exploring local wild plants and their traditional uses.

Going Wild!: Climate and Place (Grades 6-8):  These workshops are based on Sierra Club B.C.’s climate change toolkit, created from our guiding vision document The Future is HERE, and give students in Grades 6-8 the opportunity to think critically about local climate change impacts, and create action-based commitments to post-carbon solutions in an age of reconciliation.

Homeschooling Workshops: We provide all of the workshops listed above in adapted form for groups of homeschooled children and their parents/caregivers throughout the school year.

THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR GOING WILD! WORKSHOPS. WE’VE WRAPPED UP OUR PROGRAMMING FOR THE 2016/17 SCHOOL YEAR AND WILL START ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR THE 2017/18 SCHOOL YEAR AT THE END OF SUMMER.

If you have any questions, please feel free to be in touch with James Davis, our Education Program Manager at james@sierraclub.bc.ca

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Recent Updates

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Outdoor learning: Professional development for teachers

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.
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Connections in the Peace

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.
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Climate and Place: The Future is Here

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.
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Kids Need Nature, Nature Needs Kids

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.