District: No. 50 (Haida Gwaii)
By focusing on student interactions, community involvement and environmental learning, this project investigates effects on school culture and the larger community, and new forms of learning from year-long and school-wide outdoor education.
From the Haida Gwaii project, run by Leighann Rodger, we have a nice collection of images!
As part of the school-wide outdoor education program, students receive paddle board instruction from Shelly, who is also SD#50 Human Resources Director and community volunteer:
The school wide program engages parents, members of the PAC, volunteers and other community members in joining the students. Today, 18 adults were present for the day, along with toddlers:
The lesson pays off and a group of students enjoy a beautiful day in a calm bay:
One of the parents lit a fire, while members of the PAC made lunch for students, parents and volunteers:
Groups of students enjoyed exploring a cave, complete with fossils, and a remnant from WWII:
At George M Dawson Secondary School in Masset, teacher Daniel Schulbeck runs an outdoor classroom. Here he is with the Garden House, translated from the Haida language::
The greenhouse also benefits from a composting initiative supported by the Coop Grocery store and operated by students in the Outdoor classroom program:
Spinach, one of many plants started inside the school before transplanting in the greenhouse:
As part of the project, the students keep chickens in the greenhouse for eggs and food:
Haida art adorns the walls at George M. Dawson SS: