Community Connections Outdoors Workshop with Dave Quinn

Winters can be long here in the Kootenays, with potential winter conditions lasting from mid-October into April. Many teachers are searching for approaches and activities that will increase their confidence to get their classes outside more in the wintertime.

The goal of the day is to share ideas and activities suitable for a range of ages, centered on getting your class outdoors more in the winter months, with a focus on community-based programs and activities available to teachers to enable more engaging outdoor winter fun with their classes.

After a short introduction and gear check we will head to Jim Smith Lake for a short snowshoe trip, during which we will explore some tips and tricks to successful winter outings, discuss community-based resources, and put into practice several activities suitable to a range of grades.

Snowshoes will be provided for those who don’t have them, and everyone should be prepared to enjoy the outdoors with good winter boots and warm clothing.

Facilitator Dave Quinn is an acclaimed wildlife biologist, certified teacher and a certified wilderness guide who lives in Kimberley. He is a Wild Voices for Kids Community Educator, and is the Program Director for the Know Your Watershed Program. He has a passion for wilderness and wildlife, and works hard to connect the next generation to the world-class wild right here in the Kootenays.

We will meet at Parkland Middle School at 9am and bus out to Jim Smith Lake. Please dress for being outside. This workshop includes a lunch bonfire and hot drinks.

This workshop is hosted by the EKEEPSA – the East Kootenay Chapter of EEPSA, and supported by the Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN). If you have any questions please contact Harmony Lloyd at



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