Friday, April 5, 2013

April Pro D - Get Outdoors!

Decisions, decisions... there is a Get Outdoors workshop planned for Seaview elementary on April 19th in the morning, and there is a full day of Pro D fun in Stanley Park. Contact Laurelei for the Seaview one or Anita (below) for the Stanley Park event.

Get Outdoors! Strategies to support environmental learning and experience using the outdoor classroom
A workshop for elementary school teachers
You don't need to be an expert naturalist to use the outdoor classroom effectively!  Discover and explore experiential strategies to enrich student learning in any subject area while also connecting them to nature.  Add to your knowledge of fascinating flora and fauna while exploring beautiful Stanley Park.
Explore place-based curriculum strategies and meet Clifford Knapp a respected place-based curriculum specialist and invited co-presenter.

Participants will receive:
§  Get Outdoors: An Educator’s Guide to Outdoor Classrooms in Parks, School Grounds and other Special Places a new resource packed full of fun and practical strategies for taking students outdoors. 
§  Urban Stewards: Environmental Action Lesson Plans CD, a teacher resource containing 12 complete science units, background information and engaging hands on activities.
§  Environmental Educator’s Provincial Specialist Association (EEPSA) Membership, including a one year subscription to Green Teacher Magazine
§  A new Metro Vancouver Satellite Map
§  Links to local partners and resources to enhance outdoor teaching and learning.
Please be prepared to go outside – rain or shine.  Please bring your own lunch. Snacks and beverages will be provided.
When           Friday April 19, 2013 - 9 a.m. – 2:30 pm (registration opens at 8:30 am)
Where          Stanley Park Ecology Society, Vancouver
Stanley Park Dining Pavilion, 610 Pipeline Road, 2nd floor. Please note the Pavilion is not actually on Pipeline Road, but is between Malkin Bowl and the Stanley Park bus loop (to the east of Pipeline Road). It is easily accessed by the #19 Stanley Park bus.
Cost             $30 Please bring exact cash only.
To register   call 604-257-6907 or email

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