2017-18 Going Wild! Workshops

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 workshops 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 seasonal adaptations of local plants and animals, and learn how to best care for their local natural environment.

Going Wild!: People and Plants (Grades 3-5): This workshop is inspired by our Going Wild! guidebook, created in partnership with Coastal First Nations and Royal Roads University for teachers and learners to (re)connect children with their environment and local First Nations cultures.  We use a place-based approach to teach students about local wild plants and their traditional and modern uses. Students explore the concepts of sustainability, biodiversity, traditional ecological knowledge and sense of place.

Going Wild!: Climate and Place (Grades 6-8): Based on Sierra Club BC’s climate change toolkit, created from our guiding vision document The Future is HERE, this workshop gives students in Grades 6-8 the opportunity to think critically about local climate change impacts and solutions, 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.

Our workshops are offered free of charge to schools and groups across British Columbia. If you would like to request a workshop for your class or homeschool group, please fill out the form below. (While we do our best to fulfill all of the requests that we get each school year, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to visit your school or group.)

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

Recent Updates

The Home Stretch!

Education Program Manager James Davis recaps a busy spring and looks ahead to the final weeks of the current school year.

Teacher mentorship and French-language workshops

Sign up for our full-day 'Get Outside and Learn' teacher Pro-D workshop on February 23rd. We are also now offering our nature-based workshops in French for interested classes in the Lower Mainland and the Capital Regional District.