April 23 8:00 am
The Grade 6s will be going outside to partake in a sound mapping exercise. On a piece of paper they will draw an X on the centre of their page. They will quietly stand in one spot and, using their ears, draw what they hear around them and locate it on their page (N,S,E,W). Seeing as we are located on the corner of a busy intersection, I expect that cars, trucks, and busses will be a big part of what they draw. We will then walk over to another school that is a couple of blocks away and not near traffic and repeat the process. The students will reflect on the difference between to the two spots and experiences.
Date and time
April 23 8:00 am
The event will be located in Vancouver
There will be no fee for participants
There will be an educational component that invites participants to take something away that they can enact elsewhere (school, home, community-centre, etc.) and share their experience with others
Lessons will be offered by teachers/educators. They will be closed events that only the teacher and students participate in. Different classes many join up for a lesson, or even different schools and grade levels may collaborate for an outdoor lesson. Outdoor lessons are a chance to share what you are currently doing outdoors with other teachers/educators.
For lessons, WAV will share your outdoor teaching with other teachers/educators to help inspire them to take their teaching outdoors and offer some ideas about the range of learning that can happen outdoors.
Looking for funding for your event? Check out Go Grants or the City of Vancouver’s Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants.