By James Davis, Education Program Manager
I hope you enjoyed the winter holidays and are adjusting to being back at school! I had a fantastic time visiting the landscapes of my childhood in Malaysia and spent Christmas in Australia, where my dad grew up. We’re now ramping up for the second half of the school year and are excited about what’s in store for our environmental education team in the coming months.
Amira Maddison (our Environmental Educator for the Lower Mainland) is returning from her own adventures and will be visiting schools in the Metro Vancouver area and beyond starting in late-February. Thanks to all of the classes that have been patiently waiting for their chance to participate in one of our workshops with Amira!
We are also excited to announce that we have received funding from the Victoria Foundation to pilot a mentorship and support program for teachers in the CRD. If you are a teacher in School District 61, 62 or 63 and are interested in participating in monthly gatherings with fellow teachers who want to learn how they can provide more outdoor learning opportunities for their students – and in receiving some one-on-one mentorship from Kirsten Dallimore, our Environmental Educator – then you’ll be excited to hear more about what we are cooking up. Stay tuned for more details about this program, which will be launching at the Tapestry Conference in February.
Whichever part of the province you live in, we hope that you enjoy the winter … and don’t forget to GET OUTSIDE AND LEARN!
Feature image by Craig Janzen.