Spring Take Me Outside Day
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Are you in or are you out? Join students and teachers from across the Kootenay-Boundary Learning Region (School Districts 5, 6, 8, 10, 20, 51) and take your learning outside for at least one hour on Thursday, April 20th.
- Confirm your class or school participation here: http://cbeen.ca/spring-outside
- Check out ideas and resources for taking your learning outside below
- Get Outside on April 20th!
- Submit a brief story and photo here: http://cbeen.ca/outside-story
All participants will be entered to win an overnight stay at Nipika Mountain Resort and Blue Lake Centre for an entire class!
Click here for the event poster to share with other teachers & parents.
ACTIVITIES AND RESOURCES FOR GETTING OUTSIDE
Browse and download lessons, copy sheets and more! Resources are listed under the 5 main categories below and are also searchable in the resource database.
Energy, Atmosphere and Climate
Earth, Ecosystems and Ecology
Plants, Animals and Habitats
Water, Wetlands and Watersheds
Outdoors, Projects and Places
Teacher Tips and Tricks
Daily doses of connecting our students to the outdoors & nature are key to their academic, social, emotional and physical success. For research on the benefits of connecting students to nature & the outdoors go to: https://www.childrenandnature.org/research-library/
A report was just published by Stanford University on the impacts of environmental education for K-12 students. This includes a higher aptitude for 21st century skills such as critical thinking, oral communication, analytical skills, problem solving, and higher-order thinking. To read more go to: https://naaee.org/eepro/blog/benefits-environmental-education-k-12
You can find many connections to outdoor/place-based learning and the redesigned BC curriculum online here: http://cbeen.ca/curriculum/
You can find more resources on our Teaching Resources page here: http://cbeen.ca/cbeen-teaching-resources