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  • New! District Bikes

    SD71 set of district bikes are now in circulation-click on Outdoor Recreation for bike bookings, resources, and details.

  • CVRD - Landfill Tours

    Classes from around the district have participating in visits to the CVRD landfill with Tina Willard-Stepan. Tours spaces available for 2021/22 school year

  • Columbia Basin Environmental Educators

    Register with cbeen to access their amazing resources and professional development opportunities.

Welcome to Environmental & Outdoor Learning


Mission:  To instill caring, growth, and collaboration, through an interdisciplinary Environmental and Outdoor Education Program, that promotes long-lasting connections with the environment and educational community.

“Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help.  
Only if we help, shall all be saved.”Jane Goodall
Please let me know if you have any resources you feel would be good to add to the site, it is a work in progress.
SD71 Environmental Stewardship- Report 2022
Outdoor Learning
District Bikes
Climate Change resources

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The outdoors is an extension of your classroom, it is a place to take what your are doing indoors outdoors.  The space offers the opportunity to enhance learning and foster emergent learning.

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Environmental Outdoor Learning can look like…..

Primary Grades

  • outdoor play
  • outdoor exploration
  • caring for animals
  • growing gardens
  • recycling
  • composting
  • litter-less lunches
  • stories about powerful places
  • First Nations stories of place
  • Intro. to environmental inquiry

Intermediate Grades

  • Intro. to extended outdoor pursuits
  • Leadership in school caring for animals & habitat
  • More complex environmental inquiry
  • Citizen Science
  • Leadership in the school garden use
  • Intro. to environmental justice issues

Secondary Grades

  • Extended outdoor pursuits
  • Citizen science in their larger community
  • Involvement in local habitat protection
  • Deeper understanding of environmental justice issues
  • Active participation in community consultation
  • Critical thinking on controversial issues
  • Leadership in school & community gardens
  • Creation of personal stories of powerful places 

Zones of Outdoor Learning

Contact Information  

I respectfully acknowledge that I live, work and play on the unceded traditional territory of the
K’ómoks First Nation

​Serina Allison

Environmental & Outdoor Learning District Teacher


serina.allison@sd71.bc.ca ​