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The Power of R program includes teacher resource kits, as well as a variety of classroom workshops that are designed to be either stand-alone or presented as a part of the Inquiry Units. The information and delivery formats of the program are continually re-worked to engage different learning styles and stay current with emerging issues.

Holiday Specific – support your students in planning a waste-free holiday with their families.Image preview This presentation includes information about where waste goes, and ideas about how to reduce your footprint over the holiday season, including some fun things for them to take home (approximately 1 hour, most appropriate for K-5).

Environmental Educator Tina Willard-Stepan from the CVRD is available to come to your Pro.D. staff meetings to speak about the new Environmental resources available for teachers in SD71.  These are some very well-done, place-based inquiry units, and come with guest speaker support on the topics of waste reduction, as well as watershed protection and water conservation

Please contact her at willstepcoaching@shaw.ca  or call (250)703-1201 to book her for your staff meeting.

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DV8 Education aims to create an alternative to the classroom by utilizing the school yard or community parks and forests.  Programs focus on environmental education and building relationships between self, others, and nature. Using games, singing, storytelling, outdoor adventures, field studies, stewardship, and play.  Programs are offered in both English and French and are run by one of our local BC Teacher Certified Teachers spreading her enthusiasm and compassion for the environment and the outdoors.​​

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Project Water shed has not only an incredible amount of local information on the Comox Valley Watershed but will also come to your class and support you in water cycle and watershed lessons.  There lessons are informative, hands on, interactive, with local examples and relevance.  They also offer supported day filed excursions to Comox Valley watershed locations with lessons and activities linked to current curriculum K-7.​

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To conserve and protect native wildlife and its natural habitat through education and rehabilitation.

MARS has now opened an onsite visitor and education centre.  Please considering going on sight to learn directly from these amazing volunteers putting so much energy into protecting our local wild life.  MARS is still available for their ambassador bird program, please contact with ample time and link it to your in class studies to get the most out of the experience.  

​​Comox Valley Fossil Adventures

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Adventures that take you back to the time of the dinosaurs! Husband and wife fossil hunters, Russ and Lori Ball, have combined their teaching skills, educational backgrounds and passions into an educational adventure for ages 8 to 88.

What we offer:

Elementary / Secondary level: based on ages

Classroom: up to three hours of hands on show and tell with slide shows, physical specimens, question period and discussion on fossils, rocks and geology. This can include a word search/crossword/drawing activity for a marking component.

Outdoor: follow up the classroom discussion with a hike, geology lesson, flora and fauna chat, and a fossil hunt. Students would leave the classroom and participate in a short hike and a chance to dig for dead critters.

The Change I want to See

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Permaculture is an innovative framework for creating sustainable systems. It is the philosophy of working with rather than against nature.  The Change I want to See has four workshops they can bring to your school.  They provide workshops that take a solutions based approach to the environmental crisis and the workshop empowers students to feel positive and take action.  They will help to identify ways to make schools more sustainable, how they can become more active and healthier, to learning how to grow their own food.  

Tsolum River Restoration Society

The Tsolum River Restoration Society  has a long history of engaging children and youth in stream stewardship.  In the spring and fall we offer FREE  field trips to Tsolum River Spirit Park or Comox Exhibition Grounds along the banks for the Tsolum River to elementary school kids.  Full or half day field trips are available. We also can extend the field trip learning by spending half a day in your classroom after the morning field trip.   If you are interested in booking a field trip, contact Caroline at 250-897-4670. trrs.educationoutreach@gmail.com