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

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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