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.

Community Environmental Outreach Activities: We participate in small and medium scale community environmental celebrations and outreach opportunities by leading community land, air, and water stewardship activities that deepen the connection between people and their local environment.  If you are interested in our presence at your school or community special event, please contact us to discuss how we might be able to work together.

Teacher/Educator/Community Leader Workshops:  COMING SOON!

Register your group for October-June dates using the form below.

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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Earth Day Challenge: Get outside and PLAY!

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!
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A Sustainability Education Program: For the Preservation of Life on Earth

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.
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Deep nature connection in the modern world: Coyote Mentoring

There are two worlds: the modern world of science and technology, and the ancient world where we use our wild instincts to survive and understand what is happening around us. It's time to ignite our wild instincts once again.
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Farewell, and not goodbye: Bob Peart

As many of you know, by the time you read this note I will no longer be Executive Director. I will remain involved in the conservation movement as long as I am able – putting my energy toward defending nature, moving off a carbon-based economy and reminding people that their health is directly linked to a healthy environment. I thank you for your confidence in Sierra Club BC, and please continue to support the good work we do.