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Place-Based Learning

The Salmon Trip 2021

Lake City Secondary teacher Nara Riplinger leads watershed learning that sees students in hands-on activity alongside field researchers, graduate students, teachers, and First Nation Education coordinators.

Walking Curriculum

Many SD 27 teachers are using the Walking Curriculum as a way to enhance learning by incorporating movement and nature intentionally in learning. These Anahim lake student enjoyed a treat as they explored their local environment.

Looking at Local History Through a New Lens

Columneetza Grade 7 teachers Tess Riley and Frances McCoubrey presented at the Oct 22 virtual Classrooms to Communities provincial conference. They shared their plans to teach the balanced and true history of the Cariboo including having students reference primary source documents, visit historically important sites, and learn about land use and significance before settlers.

In Conversation with Jane Goodall

Students from across the district participated in a live virtual conversation with Jane Goodall as part of the Take Me Outside For Learning Week activities Oct 18-22.

Land Tour for Dog Creek Students

Dog Creek School joined the Land Tour led by the Lands department of Stswecem’cand Xgat’tem. The trip started at the hot springs and then went to “20 Mile” meadow where they used to hay

Gavin Lake Society 

SD 27 is thankful for Gavin Lake Society providing an amazing site and learning opportunities for our students. Grade 6 classes are invited to participate in a curriculum-based experiential learning program at no cost to the schools. Field trips for other grades can be arranged and Gavin Lake is engaged in extended programming with a few schools, including Marie Sharpe as they expand their nature program. 

Getting Started with Outdoor Learning

This Nesika teacher was nervous to start moving learning outdoors but is having success. Her hot tip for other reluctant T’s? Try a learning task you’ve already done in the classroom (more practice). Then it’s not too much “new” at once.

HCTF Environmental Exchange Box Program

Kelly Glen provides prep coverage for teachers at Cataline by taking their classes outside for learning. This class spent a nice October day exploring their favourite spaces to share with their partner class in the  HCTF Environmental Exchange Box program .

Take Me Outside For Learning (TMO4L) Yearlong Challenge

School District 27 is pleased to have more than 100 educators engaged in the 2021-2022 Take Me Outside For Learning (TMO4L) Yearlong Challenge. These teachers and principals have committed to take their classes outside for learning at least once a week for the full school year. They are part of a Canada-wide network of educators who share ideas and resources to enhance outdoor learning. We look forward to the health and learning benefits they will realize and to seeing what adventures they have. 






Learning with WLFN Archaeology Team

Cecilia Harry‘s grade 1 class from Marie Sharpe and Kirsty Bowers Grade 1 and 2 students from 150 Mile spent a day on the land with Brittany from Williams Lake First Nation’s archaeology team. The students learned how to look for artifacts and how to leave them undisturbed to preserve the site.

Learning about Salmon

Naghtaneqed students learn about salmon from Scout Island presenter Martin Kruus.

Take Me Outside Week

Tracy Walton’s class at Marie Sharpe spent time outside during Take Me Outside Week noticing and recording what they detected with their senses and then came inside to create art to reflect their experience.


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