Arts-Based and Creativity Cohort Takes Art Outdoors!

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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Outdoor Learning at Tecumseh Elementary, Vancouver

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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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

Learning Outdoors

By Carrie Froese, Inquire2Empower, reprinted with permission. Embracing the outdoors as an avenue for learning in not always easy sell when you live in a temperate rainforest. The sun, the sand and the sea are celebrated in Vancouver and our claim to being “the very best” place to live is assumed. Last week I was …

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