We are pleased to host the following environmental education workshops in partnership with our members and partners.
Taking Literacy Outside!

April 8, Kimberley

Classroom management tips for literacy activities in an outdoor classroom with no walls, chairs or tables. Developmentally appropriate activities for K-3 educators such as song-games that create strong literacy foundations for reading and writing success. How to extend a child’s interest into reading and writing fun!

Facilitated by Bonnie Davison, founder of the Victoria Nature School, Forest School Practitioner, and Permaculture Design Teacher Trainer.


Stories of Connection

April 8, Nelson

Stories are one of our most powerful tools for motivating and inspiring learning and activities that will drive children (and adults) towards a deep connection with nature. Join us for a fun day that will leave you filled with the magic of stories and inspired to share your own stories with the children you work with.

Facilitated by Dave Verhulst of Nature’s Tracks Forest Play. Hosted in partnership with Kootenay Lake EEPSA Local Chapter.

Registration will open soon!

Climate Change Education for Secondary Teachers

April 8, Kimberley

This 2.5 hour workshop will support Gr. 7-12 classroom educators to increase their comfort levels with teaching about climate change with a focus on Columbia-Basin content. Participants will cover core concepts and content on climate science, climate change and impacts in the Columbia Basin, as well as adapting to new climate conditions and transitioning to a low carbon economy. They will also be introduced to the new Basin Climate Source website and other recommended resources for educators.

This workshop is delivered by Columbia Basin Trust’s Climate Action Program Team.

For School District 5 & 6 Secondary Teachers. Registration through the RSA Day Registration.

Environmental Education Leadership Clinic

April 26-28, Kootenay National Park

This Leadership Event will bring together teacher leaders from the Environmental Education Provincial Specialist Association (EEPSA) Local Chapters from across the Columbia Basin to learn, share, connect and build strategies to support place-based learning in British Columbia.

More information here:

Registration opens early in 2019 for EEPSA Local Chapter Executive Members. 

Inquiring Voices Environmental Education Gathering

September 20-22 2019

Whatshan Lake Retreat, Near Nakusp

The goal of this annual event is to bring together educators to form a rich learning community meet to share, inquire, support, and collaborate with one another. These retreats are a great opportunity to network, share resources and stories, inspire one another and have fun through dialogue and activity.

More information:

Please note: since we are already supporting these workshops we cannot provide additional support through our professional development bursary program.
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