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
Take A Look
Life on our planet comes in countless forms, to borrow from Charles Darwin, endless forms most beautiful. We’ve identified over 1.5 million species and scientists think there could be 10 million or more left to discover. The
Submitted by: Marie-Ève Dupuis Grade level: elementary Core Competencies: communication,creative-thinking Subject Disciplines: english Materials: Camera, Paper and pencil Background: Have you ever wonder what that huge tree seen in its life? Or what that rock
Discovering Decomposers! Submitted by: Serina Bain Grade level: ECE, elementary Core Competencies: creative-thinking, critical thinking, positive-personal-and-cultural-identity Subject Disciplines: science-education,indigenous-education Location: any natural place (e.g. playground, forest, beach) Grade 1-4 could be extended to grade 7
Submitted by: Trisha Phillips Grade level: ece,elementary Core Competencies: creative-thinking,positive-personal-and-cultural-identity,critical-thinking Subject Disciplines: fine-arts,indigenous-education Location: any natural space (e.g. playground, forest, beach) with accessible, loose materials on the ground. Connections to Art Curriculum Kindergarten & Grade
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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.