Our first Professional Development day of the new school year - and thirty teachers from all grades and different schools hopped on a bus to explore the Coquitlam Watershed, most for the first time.
Our morning was spent on and off the bus at different points on the watershed tour, with varying levels of walking through old-growth forest. We returned to our home base (my classroom) for lunch and spent the afternoon sharing ideas and making plans for future ProD and discussing ways to apply what we had learned.
This is my third tour of the watershed in three months, and I find that I learn something new each time. It changes based on the questions voiced by different groups of participants, although the basic information is consistent and thorough.