Outdoor Classroom Set Up

Preparing spaces for outdoor learning means considering how your schoolyard can become a creative, imaginative space for joyful wonder and inquiry across the curriculum.

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How to Build a Tippy Tap

Once Covid became a realty in our schools, the urgency to take students outdoors increased. Across Canada, a return to face to face learning saw

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Teaching Prep Outside

My role as a teacher is always evolving. Over the past 25 years, I’ve taught just about every grade in public elementary schools across two

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Outdoor Classroom Set Up

How to Build a Bug Hotel

Bug hotels are an essential addition to any garden, and particularly a children’s garden. There are really only two reasons to build them. One is

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BC School Garden Grants

School garden grants make all the difference in the start up, maintenance and enjoyment of a school garden. Grants and funds from sponsors are often

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Thanks to everyone from the The Valley School for such a warm welcome today! What a joy it is to share my love for unstructured outdoor play in schools! Here

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Planting with a theme in mind is a fun and engaging way to begin any garden project with kids. Over the years, I’ve planted several themed garden beds that range

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One of the best Halloween math activities to teach in an outdoor classroom this time of year is pumpkin math. If you’ve grown your own pumpkins during the summer and

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