2022 Leadership Clinic
From April 22 – 24, 2022, forty-five educational leaders from across the Columbia Basin, and around British Columbia, came together for the Environmental Education Leadership Clinic after a 3-year hiatus due to COVID-19.
This Leadership Clinic provided representatives from 15 Local Chapters of EEPSA (the BC Environmental Educators Provincial Specialist Association) with the opportunity to take the time to come together to connect, collaborate and plan for ways they can support outdoor and environmental learning in their region.
For example, the Local Chapter Team from Rocky Mountain School District 6 shared that “there were many rich conversations about school gardens, learning with the land and supporting new teachers in getting classes outside. Numerous stories were shared about the positive impact of risky play, exploration and connection to places within our communities, and student driven environmental impact projects.”
These local chapters were supported at the leadership clinic by non-profit organizations such as CBEEN, KBEE, Wildsight, Take Me Outside, Classrooms to Communities and Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation. And the Leadership Clinic was also supported by in-kind and financial support by Nipika Mountain Resort and Columbia Basin Trust.