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Stepping Into Nature Festival

October 3 - October 6

$10

Stepping into Nature is a full-day, outdoor education program that gives grade 6&7 elementary school students the opportunity to learn about their environment in an outdoor setting. The goal of the festival is twofold: to reconnect students with their natural environments, and to support high school students in developing their leadership skills.

Inspired by Richard Louv’s famous book, The Last Child in the Woods, the festival reminds students to shut off technology and reconnect with nature in a meaningful way. It has since been adapted to include the latest developments in environmental education – transformative pedagogies and environmental inquiry – to build on children’s natural curiosity of the world.

The festival features 8 activity stations within the Delta Nature Reserve and along Lower Cougar Creek with interactive and hands-on activities linking core curriculum competencies to outdoor education.

Festival Topics Include:

– Peatlands and wetlands                                         – Species Adaptations and Biodiversity
– Ecological Restoration                                           – Ecosystems and Interactions
– Indigenous worldviews                                          – Human Impact
– Species at risk & habitat loss                                – Ecological Services

    Themes are aligned with current grade 6/7 BC Science and Social Studies Core Competencies.

PRICE:      $10 per student (minimum registration: 20 students; maximum registration: 30 students)

* Transportation to and from the Stepping into Nature Festival is not included in the price listed above. The Burns Bog Conservation Society may be able to cover a portion of SCHOOL BUS charter costs for schools that demonstrate financial need.

Details

Start:
October 3
End:
October 6
Cost:
$10
Website:
http://burnsbogeducation.weebly.com/stepping-into-nature-festival.html

Organizer

Burns Bog Conservation Society
Phone:
604 572 0373
Email:
education@burnsbog.org
Website:
http://www.burnsbog.org/

Venue

Delta Nature Reserve
10389 Nordel Court
Delta, BC V4G 1J9 Canada
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