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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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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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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WAV Granville Island

WAV Volunteer Appreciation

On Friday May 8, 2015, a group of WAV steering committee members, event hosts, and volunteers gathered in Granville Island for some WAV Volunteer Appreciation.

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