Classroom With Outdoors offers B.C.-curriculum-based outdoor education to promote healthy, hands-on learning through exciting and engaging activities. Our knowledgeable, experienced education professionals help students form lasting connections with nature while having fun and learning.
It’s a great way to engage and inspire this curious age group!
Kids dive into the ecology of their wild backyard with a day-long field trip to their local grassland, wetland or forest. Ecosystems come alive through hands-on investigations: dip-netting for bugs, water quality testing, discovering the web of life on the forest floor, following the energy cycle of a grassland and treasure hunting for biodiversity.
The programs are tailored to meet B.C. Ministry of Education Science curriculum learning outcomes for Grades 4 – 7.
Grade 4 Program: The Magic of Ecosystems
Students experience the wonders of nature and an introduction to ecosystems through discovery and enchantment.
Grade 5 Program: Web of Life
Students investigate the complex interconnections between producers, consumers and decomposers. They consider how materials from the Earth can be used as natural resources and how humans fit into the Web of Life.
Grade 6 Program: Systems and Survival
Students explore the systems that help them survive and thrive by understanding the link between healthy humans and functioning ecosystems.
Grade 7 Program: Lessons from Nature
Students investigate ecological principles such as diversity, change and interconnection and learn valuable lessons for life from our wisest and oldest of teachers—nature itself!
All Classroom with Outdoors trips for 2017/18 have been filled, but we are still offering programs on a cost recovery basis for $350, not including bussing, if required. You may be able to fund your trip and bussing with a grant from HCTF Education. Email us for more details.
Classroom with Outdoors runs in September, October, May and June. As we are currently developing and piloting more in-depth education programs, we have reduced the number of Classroom with Outdoors trips offered in line with our funding.
Wildsight thanks our Classroom with Outdoors funders: the Columbia Basin Trust, Columbia Power Corporation, Fortis BC, the Osprey Foundation in the Nelson area, Teck and the Canadian Museum of Nature in the Elk Valley, Teck in the Trail area, and the Province of British Columbia.