2019-19 Take Me Outside for Learning School Year Challenge

Over 7500 local students will enjoy regular outdoor learning this year, thanks to their teachers’ participation in the Kootenay-Boundary Take Me Outside for Learning School Year Challenge. Through this challenge, teachers register to take their learning outside at least one day/week. This challenge is offered by the Kootenay-Boundary Chapter of the British Columbia School Superintendent Association which involves schools in school districts 5, 6, 8, 10, 20 and 51. This group is endeavoring to better support students’ understanding of their local environment and empowering thoughtful action, through learning that is outdoor, experiential, place-based and place-conscious.

Registration for the 2018-2019 Take Me Outside for Learning School Year Challenge is closed.

Register in September, 2019, for the 2019-20 School Year Challenge! 



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A tip / week! 52+ tips & tricks for outdoor learning for every season

100+ great ideas from other teachers for taking your learning outside

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IMPACTS: This 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.

RESEARCH: Daily doses of connecting our students to the outdoors & nature are important for their academic, social, emotional and physical success. Click here for research on the benefits of connecting students to nature & the outdoors.

ASSESSMENT: Looking for some fun and easy ways to assess for learning while outdoors? Click here for 20 Fun and Easy Strategies for Assessing Learning Outdoors!

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