Submit an Event/Lesson

We are looking for community partners, including educators, to host events for the upcoming Wild About Vancouver Outdoor Education Festival (WAV) running April 22-30th, 2017.

  • Community Organizers:
    • Event Registration Form

        Participant Information

      • Event Information

      • Rationale


      Is this a real event?

  • Teachers/Educators
    • Lesson/Event Registration Form

      • Lessons are closed to the public. Only those invited by the lesson organizer may attend.

      Is this a real lesson?

Click here to download a poster and flyer to promote outdoor learning in your school or at your place or work.


Event/Lesson FAQ

Vancouver community-based organizations that offer outdoor education experiences are invited to “showcase” what they are currently doing by contributing an event to the festival. Potential hosts may be, but not limited to, non-profits, for-profits, and in/formal educational organizations (including those who may not see themselves as being just outdoor-based).  Teachers are also invited to submit a lesson to WAV, showcasing the teacher they are doing outdoors.

The weekday events will focus on schools, teachers, community-based organizations, and students, while the weekend events will be directed towards families and community-members at large.  Most school lessons are closed events, and not open to the general public.  Events may be open or have a registration.  Check each event/lesson for details.

Take a look at the great events our 2015 Event Hosts and 2016 Events Hosts offered.

Event hosts will determine the “event” they wish to contribute to the festival (stand-up paddle boarding, gardening, cycling, art, music, etc). All aspects of the event are organized by each event host including: the date and time of the event, equipment, safety, supervision, insurance, and registration of participants. In addition:

  • The event will be located in Vancouver
  • There will be no fee for participants
  • There will be an educational component that invites participants to take something away that they can enact elsewhere (school, home, community-centre, etc.) and share their experience with others

Lessons will be offered by teachers/educators.  They will be closed events that only the teacher and students participate in.  Different classes many join up for a lesson, or even different schools and grade levels may collaborate for an outdoor lesson.  Outdoor lessons are a chance to share what you are currently doing outdoors with other teachers/educators.

Wild About Vancouver will offer advertising and promotion of your event in addition to an event schedule and map of the festival to assist participants in choosing events to attend. WAV will also hold a preparation workshop for event providers in the weeks leading up to the festival. After the event, WAV will help collect data from the event so we can all learn from the experience.

For lessons, WAV will share your outdoor teaching with other teachers/educators to help inspire them to take their teaching outdoors and offer some ideas about the range of learning that can happen outdoors.

Groups and/or individuals wishing to offer an event in the WAV Festival may apply for funding to help with costs associated with their event. There is no guarantee that WAV will be able to find a sponsor, but we will try!

Looking for funding for your event?  Check out Go Grants  or the City of Vancouver’s Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants.

Download the latest Event Host Guide here.
For any questions please contact:

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