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Beach Cleanup, Invasive Species Pull, Plastics, Circles Time What Location 8:30-9:05 Attendance — Sign in by Workshop Intro – Set the Stage — Sam Weiss A Plastic Ocean Viewing (22 min) McCord Gym Chaperones will be needed to help with attendance and crowd mgt 9:05-9:15 Load Buses Bus Loop 9:15-11:05 *back for 3rd block Travel […]

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In order to train for a multi-day bicycle camping trip to Galiano in early May, Windermere grade 10 students are biking to UBC and back. While there we will learn about environmental sustainability and outdoor experiences.

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Students from a neighbouring school have been invited to discover the animals and opportunities that exist at University Hill Elementary School when you #GetOutdoors. Students will experience the “secret” spot and participate in a scavenger hunt to learn about our school.

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Students will take part in an outdoor experiential lesson focused on learning the skills of navigation and orienteering. Working with maps and compasses, and taking in local landmarks, students will learn to take bearings on a map and in the field. This will be a great opportunity for students to learn concrete outdoor education skills, […]

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Four classes of grade 1 and 2 children will be going on a community walk to visit another elementary school, and they will be engaging in outdoor activities.

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Students in a grade 3 and 4 French Immersion math class will explore the measurements of trees growing in their school yard with the goal of finding the oldest tree and the tallest tree on the property. We will begin by taking a tour of the yard, and identifying the species of trees that we […]

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Children 3-4 years spend time in the vegetable garden pursuing their own curiosities alongside working adults. Materials include real tools scaled to children’s proportions (trowels, spades, buckets, wheelbarrows) as well as full-sized wheelbarrows, access to water, tree cookie rounds, and seeds. Children engaged in numerous, self-generated activities, including: gathering, observing and differentiating 6 creatures (worm, […]

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Science in the garden

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Grade 6 students, in groups of 4, will have 15min or so outside to create the “8th Wonder of the World” using natural materials. The goal is to have them flex their creative and imagination muscles to build a structure or a place of wonder. They will then have a chance to explain their “8th […]

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Students in the Foods class have been learning about whole foods and food miles. To accompany that, they have spent the class outside learning the basics of planting herbs and leafy greens. In small groups they planted seeds in small containers that they will care for for the rest of the year. They will also […]

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