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21 October 2022 @ 9:30 am 2:30 pm PDT

Location: Bus # 19 Bus Loop Gazebo
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Place-Based Teacher Learning 

Stanley Park Ecology Society can offer a unique outdoor education day for teachers.  Our team is experienced in outdoor, place-based learning and can demonstrate how you can take your classroom outside with ease.

Teachers have the chance to learn about local plants, animals and ecosystems while walking through forests and wetlands. We provide teachers with examples of how every grade level and subject can find a way to be enhanced in an outdoor classroom, even if it’s a walk around your schoolyard!

We share plant identification, highlighting the native species that you are likely to find in your communities so that you can bring back your own fieldtrip experience to enhance your teaching. 

Together our team has experience leading fieldtrips, camps and outdoor learning workshops. We have backgrounds in ecological restoration and education in sustainability and conservation.

Transit:  #19 bus goes to the loop directly behind the Pavilion on 610 Pipeline Road

Parking:  Stanley Park has paid parking nearby the Pavilion on 610 Pipeline Road

Meet at 9:30 am check-in – at the #19 bus loop gazebo near 610 Pipeline Road

Interactive walk and sensory experiences

 9:45  – Introduction

10:00 – Native Tree Identification

10:30 – Walk to Bat Boxes

10:45 – Beaver Lake pond demo

Outdoor classroom Dos and Don’ts

11:45 – Managing students in an outdoor landscape

12:00 – The recess syndrome

12:15 – Pacing experiences for success

LUNCH 12:15-12:45pm

Core curriculum place-based learning

12:45 – Plant identification bingo

1:00   –  Multiple Intelligences

1:15   – Social and emotional ecological literacy

Subject areas and applied knowledge, reflection exercises, responsive teaching

1:30   – Lost Lagoon Nature House – view exhibits, get inspired!

2:15   – Walk to the pavilion to end the day

If you have any accessibility questions or concerns, please contact Abbey at enviroed@stanleyparkecology.ca

We gratefully acknowledge that the land on which we gather and help steward is the unceded and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation. Since time immemorial, Coast Salish peoples have lived reciprocally with the land, harvesting and cultivating foods and medicines and practicing ceremony. The abundance of these lands and waters, which enables us to live, work, and play here today, is a result of the past and on-going stewardship and advocacy of the Coast Salish peoples.  

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