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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

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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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Teacher Candidates in UBC’s Arts Based and Creativity Cohort recently explored the work of Nature Based artists, Andy Goldsworthy, Andre Lapointe and Tim Pugh in their Art Curriculum and Pedagogy course.  Some of the concepts discussed were site-specific art, ephemeral art and experiential art. After viewing works of these artists and the nature art of […]

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Wilderness Walk

We went on a wilderness walk to decrease screen time, to strengthen our bodies and increase our imaginations and curiosity.  We found some amazing things!  We walked along and we walked along and we found some mud, a small creek.  We jumped over a log, went down many deer paths, and we found some mushrooms. We […]

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John Mullan has a well developed collection of outdoor learning books.  Sharing Nature: Nature Awareness Activities for All Ages by Joseph Cornell has been particularly helpful in designing activities using the flow learning sequence: Stage 1 – Awaken enthusiasm; Stage 2 – Focus Attention;  Offer Direct Experience;  Stage 4 – Share inspiration.  The Vancouver Kidsbooks team also have […]

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UBC Outdoor Learning Reading Group

The UBC Outdoor Learning Reading Group meets once a month to discuss recent research into topics related to outdoor learning, particularly around Early Childhood Education (ECE).  We generally meet outdoors, sometimes at UBC’s Point Grey campus, and sometimes in Vancouver.  Sometimes we are able to host special guests. You can view more about the group here. […]

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Marcus Wild for Wild About Vancouver

Wild About Marcus

Wild About Vancouver is excited to announce the appointment of Marcus Wild as the WAV 2016 Artist in residence! Marcus follows the 2015 appointment of Vancouver Poet Laureate, Rachel Rose, whose poem “Song Dogs,” was read by the poet, at the inaugural TidalWAV event and awarded to key donors and volunteers. Marcus Wild has been an […]

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Winter Solstice – Shortest Day of the Year

And the seasons they go round and round And the painted ponies go up and down We’re captive on the carousel of time We can’t return we can only look Behind from where we came And go round and round and round In the circle game The Circle Game- Joni Mitchell

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WAV 2016 Steering Committee Meeting TBA

You are invited. What:   2016 WAV Steering Committee Meeting When:  Week of January 11, 2016 from 6:00-7:30 PM – TBA Where: TBD

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