Sustainability and Ecological Education Department SD47


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Outdoor Experience Offsite Checklist

This checklist is for teachers heading out on a front-country day trip.


C&NN's Tools & Resources for Educators

Tools for teaching from the Natural Teachers Network.


Personalized Learning

This document outlines some of our work with project-based and place-based personalized education.


Directions in Outdoor Learning

This Collaborative Vision of Outdoor Learning in the Powell River School District is a report from April 2012.


Outdoor Learning in the Powell River School District

This document is a celebration of existing outdoor learning opportunities within the Powell River School District. This overview will not only capture the many dynamic and unique individual programs, but it will showcase the big picture of Outdoor and Environmental Learning in the District.


Kelly Creek Outdoor Adventure Program

The Kelly Creek Outdoor Adventure Program is a program offered to grade 6 and 7 students at Kelly Creek Community School. It was established to not only take advantage of the school's surrounding environment, but also, and more importantly, get students outside!


Below are links to information provided by other organizations.


Let's Talk Trash PR

The Let’s Talk Trash team is an initiative of the Powell River Regional District’s Waste Management Education Program.


Outdoor Council

The purpose of the Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC) is to ensure that the long-standing Canadian tradition of connection with, and involvement in, the natural world is maintained and nurtured in practical and accessible ways.


The Urban Farmer

The Urban Farmer is a small business providing permaculture design, urban agriculture and organic gardening services to individuals, families and communities throughout Canada and beyond. Rooted in the philosophy and practise of permaculture, their expertise lies in stimulating the capacity for local food production, bio-diversity, and community development in urban, peri-urban and small-scale rural settings.


Higgin's Inn

Suites with full kitchens for visitors to the Sunshine Coast.


British Columbia Teachers Federation: Environmental Justice Action Group (Committee for Action on Social Justice)

The BCTF’s Environmental Justice Action Group has been created to help support teachers or social justice activists. The goals of the committee are to improve access to resources and applications for the integration of environmental education into all curricula. Each year the committee develops an action plan to address various environmental education priorities. This webpage includes information and resources to help teachers in their classrooms.


Environmental Learning and Experience

This Ministry guide is provided to assist British Columbia teachers of all subjects and grades to integrate environmental concepts into teaching and learning. Designed as a support framework to guide teachers in their education planning, the guide also aims to support the implementation of many of the curriculum packages and will be complemented by web resources to support environmental learning in diverse subjects like science, social studies and language arts.

The Green Teacher:  Education for Planet Earth (Magazine)

Green Teacher is a magazine that helps youth educators enhance environmental and global education inside and outside of schools.  This affordable, quarterly magazine comes with fifty pages of ideas and activities. Issues contain ideas for rethinking education in light of environmental and global challenges, practical articles and ready-to-use activities for various age levels from 6-18, and resource reviews. 


Sustainability Course Content: a Curriculum Framework

The ministry has developed a new document for secondary schools wishing to include sustainability topics into BAA courses. Sustainability Course Content: a Curriculum Framework provides topic areas and possible learning outcomes related to these topics.  It contains seven modules that might be used individually or as an entire course. The modules have been designed so that they can be adapted into existing or new Board/Authority Authorized courses developed by schools or districts. All content in the framework document is merely a starting point for teachers and schools wishing to offer students courses with sustainability-focused content.


Point Of View Cameras

Point of View Cameras has partnered with SEE to provide quality action cameras for our students' outdoor education programs.


Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award was founded in 1956 by His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh K.G. K.T. The Award came to Canada in 1963 and currently runs in 130 countries around the world. It's a programme that encourages youth to be active, to participate in new activities and pursue current interests in four different areas.  


FUN Camps

The FUN (Friends Uniting for Nature) Society of Vancouver is a non-profit organization that runs summer day camps for youth aged 8-16 on the UBC campus. They teach youth about the environment, sustainability and leadership. The focus is on fun, hands-on education and giving participants the skills they need to become leaders in their own communities.


BC Green Games
The BC Green Games is a new contest asking young people like you to document and share environmental actions that you and your friends are doing in your school and community.


Environmental Educators Provincial Specialist Association

EEPSA is a dynamic volunteer organization promoting networking, curriculum support, and leadership in environmental education.


Powell River Community Sustainability Project

The Powell River Community Sustainability Project web site contains supporting materials and links for this project, contact information, and more.


Check Your Head

This youth global education network is a youth driven organization located in Vancouver. CYH educates young people on global issues, by looking at the connection between global events and issues and local realities.



Terracentric Coastal Adventures Ltd. specializes in getting people out and about and exploring our beautiful and awe-inspiring natural environment.