Celebrating Outdoor Learning in local nature
About Wild About Vancouver
WAV - pronounced "wave"
Wild About Vancouver (WAV ) is a grassroots movement devoted to nurturing a LOVE OF NATURE and BEING OUTdoors by developing partnerships to provide opportunities for active participation of children, youth, and adults in outdoor activity.
Research cites the many ways that time spent outdoors positively impacts:
Physical, Mental, and Social Health
Experiential STEAM Learning
Environmental Ethics and Practices
STEAM=Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts(Creative thinking & Applied Arts), Mathematics
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Wild About Vancouver aims to encourage wide spread participation in outdoor activity for physical health, mental health, and STEAM learning. The TIDAL WAV is an annual festival to celebrate participation in outdoor activity and learning,
Submitted by: Hannah Hobbs Grade level: ece,elementary Core Competencies: communication,creative-thinking,positive-personal-and-cultural-identity,social-responsibility Subject Disciplines: outdoor-education Suggested Location: Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver Approaches to Learning: Appreciation, Creative Thinking, Mindfulness, Approaches to Teaching: Long term project-based learning, Environment
Submitted by: Julia Kadi Grade level: secondary,middle-years Core Competencies: communication,creative-thinking,critical-thinking Subject Disciplines: biology,chemistry,earth-science-and-space-science,outdoor-education This is a great opportunity to teach students about the Characteristics of Life, allowing them to then apply their new knowledge by
Submitted by: Hannah Hobbs Grade level: ece,elementary Core Competencies: communication,creative-thinking,critical-thinking,positive-personal-and-cultural-identity,social-responsibility Subject Disciplines: earth-science-and-space-science,indigenous-education,language-arts,outdoor-education Approaches to Learning: Respect, Reflection, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Appreciating diversity, creative thinking Approaches to Teaching: Environment as the third teacher, image of
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WAV is grassroots and open to everyone. If you are passionate about time spent outdoors and outdoor learning, we would love to have you join WAV. Find out more about the many volunteer opportunities by clicking the button below.