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Hi friends and supporters of WAV and outdoor learning! Unbelievable, but WAV is embarking on a 5th year! WAV is a community-driven, grass-roots outdoor learning festival that encourages everyone to get outdoors more often, particularly for learning. The WAV Steering Committee (SC) proves oversight for WAV from September to May annually.  Generally, the SC meets […]

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UBC teacher education candidate, Jeevan, participated in WAV 2018 and won a copy of the Walking Curriculum by Gillian Judson. Jeevan shared the following: Outdoor learning can be a very useful pedagogical tool to engage students with what they will be learning about. During my practicum, the class went for a walk around the school […]

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Megan Zeni

Megan Zeni is a first year PhD student in the faculty of education at UBC (EDCP) with over 20 years of K-7 classroom teaching experience. Megan currently teaches in a public school outdoor classroom and is an advocate for the social, emotional and cognitive benefits of outdoor and garden classrooms beyond the preschool years. She […]

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Noticing Numbers- Street Math

The students were asked to record the addresses of each houses along 59th Avenue, starting from Ross Street and heading west towards Prince Albert Street in Vancouver, BC, Canada. After recording the addresses of 3 houses, many students noticed the numbers going bacward.  As the students continued recording the house numbers, they began to notice […]

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Division 29 was lucky enough to have Hartley spend an afternoon with us as part of a WAV experience in late April. After practicing our noticing skills in the classroom, we took advantage of the beautiful weather and took a walk to a local park. There, nature became our workspace and inspiration as we explored […]

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Is there anything more fun than playing in the dirt? How about playing with soil! Our garden club here at #WilliamWatsonElementary in Surrey, has been enjoying this sunny weather as we gear up for the growing season. The Kindergarteners have planted the herb and vegetable seeds that will soon flourish in the planter boxes that are being designed and […]

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Tweet, Tweet

. Twitter is a wonderful way to share articles, ideas and pictures of outdoor learning possibilities.  Please remember to share with us @WildAboutVan and include the following hashtags: #getoutside today #outdoorlearning #wildaboutvan

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WAV Survey

The WAV Team would like to thank all of the participants for helping to make this year’s festival a truly memorable one. Please follow the link below to complete the WAV 2017 Survey, to share your stories and provide us with ideas for how we may continue to improve WAV for future festivals –> SURVEY […]

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Wild Science at Templeton Secondary

It was a wild week for Templeton Secondary school students, as WAV’s very own, Kate Inch, taught 3 Science lessons around the school. On Tuesday, she led a class in making ionic compounds where students learned the chemical formula: baking soda + vinegar = fun. This was followed up on Thursday with an Earth Science […]

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~Vancouver Bike Rave~

Looking for an alternative to the bar fly scene this weekend? Check out the Vancouver Bike Rave, this Saturday!  It has become one of Vancouver’s  most well-attended events in the last few years, attracting a glowing crowd of participants that are sure to lighten up your night. Come and ride around the city’s most scenic […]

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