The Explorer Program is a full day school program offered in the spring and fall, suitable for grades K through 9 on location at the Cumberland Lake Camp Ground.
This nature based program is built on games and activities that invite participants to see with fresh eyes and to spark curiosity of the natural world. Through seasonally appropriate skills such as plant identification, fire building, sensory awareness activities, shelters and knots, participants will learn to be at ease in our wilderness and develop a sense of belonging and connection.
This full day program is subsidized by CLWS and costs $100 per class and includes two facilitators. Two classes are also welcome to get together and split a full day. Please contact CLWS at to book your spot!
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.
There are direct links to the resources and contact information for classroom support.
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.
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.
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
Contact: 250 650 7069 / 250 703 3444 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.