Is there anything more fun than playing in the dirt?

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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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

~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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Eating Dirt with Dr. Brett

We want to say a special thanks to Dr. Brett Finlay for meeting us atop of The Nest yesterday to lead us in some fascinating discussions about the oversanitization of Western culture, and the positive effects that microbes play in keeping us healthy. In Dr. Finlay’s book, Let Them Eat Dirt, we are challenged to deconstruct our …

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Tidal WAV 2016

Join us for the Tidal WAV event on April 16, 2016 at the Ceperley Picnic Site at Second Beach in Stanley Park Keynote – Dr. Peter Robinson, CEO, David Suzuki Foundation Musical Performances by NOW Society Performers & the Burnaby Mountain Secondary School Concert Choir

Mud Messages

All the recent rain has left us with springtime mud!  With all the recent rain… The Grade 4/5s went outside with sentences, poetry, and quotes to see if they could leave a message in mud for someone else to find. We learned a lot about mud, soil and sand in the last several months. Which …

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Are you considering running an event?

Here are some tips to keep your WAV event sustainable. [list] [li type=”glyphicon-ok”]Select venues that are easily accessible by bike, walking and transit[/li] [li type=”glyphicon-ok”]Include community service projects[/li] [li type=”glyphicon-ok”] Provide suggestions on how to dress for events, such as rubber boots for shoreline cleanup or sturdy shoes for a trail walk[/li] [li type=”glyphicon-ok”]Ask event organizers and …

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