About our education programs

Since 1998, Sierra Club B.C.’s Education program has provided curriculum-based, outdoor-based nature experiences for 140,000 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.



We rely on donations to keep our programs free, accessible, and inclusive. Please donate today to ensure they can stay this way.



Recent Updates

Winter greetings from our Education Team

We are now hosting monthly after-school gatherings for teachers in the Capital Region as well as our Get Outside and Learn! workshops for Pro-D events on Vancouver Island and in the lower mainland.

Raising kids in nature-focused communities

Something I’ve noticed just about everywhere I visit is that people in the community have something in common: they’re all looking to find ways to interact and feel a sense of belonging in their own community and connect with nature.

Sierra Club BC Education Road Trip: Vancouver Island

This fall, Kirsten and I had the mission of hitting the road on two separate trips to teach across Vancouver Island. We had the pleasure of visiting School Districts 68, 69, 71, 72, 84 and 85 and working with new schools, students, and teachers.

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