Supporting students’ understanding
of their local environment
Empowering thoughtful action
through learning that is
Kootenay-Boundary School Districts
A Seasonal Circular | Autumn 2017
Making Waves: A Seasonal Circular
The Kootenay-Boundary Environmental Education Initiative (KBEE) is coordinated by members of the Kootenay-Boundary Chapter of the British Columbia School Superintendents Association (BCSSA). The Kootenay- Boundary learning region includes School Districts 5, 6, 8, 10, 20 and 51.
Supporting students' understanding of their local environment, and empowerment of thoughtful action, through outdoor, experiential, place-based and place-conscious learning.
A big thank you to our steering committee:
Jennifer Roberts & Diane Casault
Terry Taylor & Lorna Newman
PLACE-BASED EDUCATION EXEMPLARS VIDEO PROJECT !
The Place-Based Education Exemplars Video Project that explores innovative pedagogy and practices from across the region, in order to inspire more teachers to incorporate environmental/place-based education into their own work. This includes 3 videos looking at best practice for taking students outside, learning about their local environment and learning to look after their local environment.
Click here to the Trailer to the Place-based Video Series!
David Sobel has spent the last twenty-five years working in the field of child development, place-based education, and parenting with nature. He currently serves as Senior Faculty in the Education Department at Antioch University New England in Keene, NH. His expertise and passion has led to authoring seven previous books and being identified as one of the “gurus and rock stars of environmental education” by Teacher magazine.
Coming to the Kootenay-Boundary!Is
Place-based Education: Making Schools More Like a Farmers’ Market
October 26 – 4pm-6pm Cranbrook @ School District 5 Office School District 5: Contact Diane Casault School District 6: Contact Cheryl Lenardon
Ecophobia and Design Principles for Outdoor Learning
October 27 – 1 pm -3 pm
Creston @ Creston Education Center School District 8: Contact Lorri Fehr School District 20: Contact Kristi Crowe
The Curious Garden
Math Wonder Walks
Salad Bowl Project
A Framework for Student Inquiry
Reflecting on Inquiry
Lifecycle Community Garden
Deja View Poetry
Landscapes of the Heart
The Waterfront Project
Climate Change Where I Live
Core Competency Tree
Winlaw School Garden
Click here to check out the Place-based Learning Handbook
A compendium of curricular ideas and resources to highlight exemplary practice in outdoor, environmental and place-based learning
Many thanks to the teachers who have contributed their excellent stories, lessons, and ideas to this shared resource.
Check out WildBC's Resource Room!
Click here to access.
Directory of Community Partner Organizations
This online searchable directory lists over 100 organizations that support environmental education opportunities for all ages in the Columbia Basin.
Benefits of Connecting Children to Nature
Outdoor learning environments (OLEs) stimulate the diversity of children’s play experience and contribute to their healthy development. experience.
Click here to access.