Sierra Club BC’s Education Team has been facilitating environmental education workshops for K-8 students across the province for more than 20 years. Our hands-on, curriculum-linked workshops give students the opportunity to learn about, and connect with, the natural environment. Informed by our collaborations with Indigenous partners, our programs strive to weave together reconciliation and nature connection. In this workshop, we will discuss: the benefits of spending time outside, conducting a risk-benefit assessment, building a routine to take your students outdoors, and connections to the science curriculum. Teachers will then have the opportunity to head outside and participate in hands-on, nature-based activities that they can do with their students.
Kirsten has worked as an Environmental Educator at Sierra Club BC for the past five years. She holds degrees in Environmental Studies and Primary/Junior Education, and a Certificate in Ecological Education. Learning and teaching about how to connect deeper with nature and gain a sense of place on this earth based on Traditional Ecological knowledge is her passion.
Amira is a bilingual Environmental Educator and has worked with Sierra Club BC over the past three school years. She holds an Interdisciplinary Degree from Thompson Rivers University, where she focused on methods of evaluating experiential education programs. Amira loves working with children and seeing growth and excitement that new experiences can bring.