Back to school: Our 20th year of nature-based learning
By James Davis, Education Program Manager
Welcome back to a new school year! September marks 20 years of Sierra Club BC’s work with schools across the province to help students build relationships with their natural surroundings – a major accomplishment. Stay tuned to hear how we’ll be celebrating this milestone.
In the meantime, after a fairly quiet summer, things are buzzing again here in the Education Program at Sierra Club BC.
Kirsten and Amira just returned from their summer jobs and are busy working on revisions to our Nature and Play, Lifecycles and Ecosystems, and People and Plants workshops.
These program enhancements are inspired by valuable suggestions that we received from a local environmental education consultant who conducted an evaluation of our programming back in the spring. We were thrilled with her feedback that our programming is exemplary overall and we look forward to testing out refined versions of these workshops this fall.
After a successful pilot project during the spring, we are also excited that Amira will continue to facilitate French language versions of our Nature and Play (Kindergarten) and Lifecycles and Ecosystems (Grades 1-2) workshops!
Interested in having Kirsten or Amira visit your school to lead nature-based workshops for your students? Just head over to https://sierraclub.bc.ca/education/k-8-going-wild-programs to read our workshop descriptions and then click on the “Request a Workshop” button to fill out the request form.
On behalf of the Education Program and the entire Sierra Club BC team, thanks for all you do to help students connect with the natural environment. We look forward to getting outside and learning with you soon!