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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Submitted by: Hannah Hobbs Grade level: ece,elementary Core Competencies: communication,creative-thinking,critical-thinking Subject Disciplines: outdoor-education Den Building Children often have a natural instinct to build shelters, possibly offering insight into their need to feel comfort, create a safe
Submitted by: Hannah Hobbs Grade level: ece,elementary Core Competencies: communication,critical-thinking,positive-personal-and-cultural-identity,social-responsibility Subject Disciplines: outdoor-education,indigenous-education This lesson is designed to be used with the Pacific Spirit Park EcoKit, which can be reserved through the Pacific Spirit Park
Submitted by: EcoFriendly Sask Grade level: elementary,middle-years,secondary Core Competencies: communication,social-responsibility Subject Disciplines: biology,earth-science-and-space-science,outdoor-education Nature Companion (https://www.naturecompanion.ca/) is a free app/website introducing many of the plants and animals found in Canada’s four western provinces. In just one
Submitted by: Annie Montague Grade level: elementary,middle-years Core Competencies: creative-thinking,critical-thinking Subject Disciplines: math,fine-arts,outdoor-education,physics Green Schoolyard America and our partners at the International School Grounds Alliance publish a set of free, downloadable books filled with ideas
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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.