Classroom with Outdoors

Request your 2021-22 Classroom with Outdoors Program today!

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!

Photo by Julie-Anne DaviesKids 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 discover the wonders of nature through an introduction to ecosystems and the ways in which living things sense and respond to their environment.

Photo by Michael RoyleGrade 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 NaturePhoto by Julie-Anne Davies

Students investigate ecological principles such as diversity, survival, long- and short-term change and interconnection and learn valuable lessons for life from our wisest and oldest of teachers—nature itself!

 

Classroom with Outdoors runs in September, October, May and June, throughout the Columbia Basin. Program requests open on August 30th, 2021.

Wildsight thanks the Columbia Basin Trust, Columbia Power Corporation, Consecon Foundation, the Government of Canada, Keefer Ecological Services Ltd., Kimberley & District Community Foundation, the Osprey Community Foundation, Teck Trail, the Province of British Columbia, Copernicus Education Products; and all of our individual donors for making this program possible. 


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Nurtured by Nature

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Want to protect wildlife, clean water and wild spaces? Volunteer with us! Wildsight volunteers are a very special group of people who give generously of their time to stuff envelopes, attend rallies, help run events, put up posters, keep tabs on forestry practices in their communities and participate in citizen science initiatives.

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