Education is the more important tool we have to turn the tide on climate change. Thank you for helping to give our youngest advocates the tools and knowledge they need to make a difference. Your gift will allow kids to get outside and connect with the wild, it’ll teach them how to create more sustainable … Continued
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Wildsight news : Education
Along the banks of the Arrow Lakes Reservoir, on a lake that is not a lake, we gathered with a group of educators to explore themes of water, renewal, and how to teach a generation of students to respect this place we call home. The Columbia Basin watershed provides a rich and varied natural classroom. … Continued
What do extraterrestrials, Earth’s ecosystems, and an energetic educator have in common? Wildsight’s Classroom with Outdoors program! Classroom with Outdoors encourages students to experience hands-on learning in the outdoors. Professional educators lead classes from Grades 4–7 into their wild backyards with day-long field trips to local grasslands, wetlands or forests. Wildsight educator Ayla Treadwell spent … Continued
Wildsight’s own Jill Jennings has been awarded an Environmental Education Award of Excellence from the Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN)! Jill was one of seven outstanding educators recognized for their efforts in educating students and the public on environmental stewardship and sustainability. “There are so many amazing educators out there doing such fantastic work. … Continued
This year, we’ve had to cut the number of education programs we offer, meaning we’ll only be able to support about half as many kids. Our education coordinator, Jill Jennings, reflects on the importance of environmental education for facing the climate crisis to come.
One of our favourite education programs here at Wildsight is Beyond Recycling, a year-long learning journey that equips kids with the tools and knowledge to achieve positive environmental change in their own lives and their broader communities. Beyond Recycling brings action-oriented learning to students in grades 5–7. In collaboration with the classroom teacher, a professional … Continued
In early September, community leaders and young people came together in Burton on the banks of the West Kootenay’s Arrow Lakes Reservoir for a long weekend of intergenerational knowledge sharing and learning about the Columbia River and its management.
By Graeme Lee Rowlands and Monica Nissen Like many in the Columbia Basin, we recently received an invitation to comment on the Columbia Basin Trust’s Draft Management Plan. Once finalized, it will guide activities of this nearly $100M per year entity for the next decade. As residents who have dedicated our lives to educating youth about … Continued
“This experience meant so much to me. I enjoyed so much learning from the land, guest speakers, and leaders and being able to make my own connections. I will remember how much I learned, all the new places I saw, the amazing people I met, and how much my understanding of the area developed.” CRFS … Continued
Students squint at turkey basters and squirt water samples into ice cube trays. Others raise handheld microscopes to eye level, peering at tiny life within. Separate teams shake vials, held up to the light to see transforming colours from chemical investigations. It is a whir of activity, with worksheets clutched in hands or scattered on … Continued