EOL Pro D Opportunities & Professional Resources

Jon Young-Coyotes Guide to Connecting with Nature 

60 walking themes appropriate for k-12 on the school grounds or into the community

David Sobel- Childhood in Nature

David Sobel-A remarkable author of Outdoor Education practice and pedagogy

Practical Guide for taking learning outdoors

HCTF-Education- A perfect ready to go guide & activities to get outside-linked to BC curriculum

So many great ready to go ideas to get outside!

Numeracy Outside-you can do it with all of the fantastic and creative ideas!

Unbelievable resource! 

  • Reasons “Why” for outdoor learning
  • Letter to parents-template
  • Long list of ready to use activities

The Shed: Art and Swag by the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada

  • Deliver high-quality professional learning 
  • Collaboratively establish standards of best practice 
  • Co-develop a national curriculum framework 

Classroom to Communities

Based in British Columbia, Canada, the C2C Education Network is connecting classrooms and communities across the province to grow collaboration, teacher leadership and mentorship capacity for place-based education and environmental literacy.

Consider participating in their annual C2C conference every October during the provincial Pro-D day.  You will be surrounded by so many like minded people you wont help but be inspired!

Environmental Educators Provincial Specialist Association

EEPSA is a dynamic volunteer organization promoting networking, curriculum support, and leadership in environmental education supported by the BCTF.

The Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication

The Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM) is Canada’s only national, bilingual, and charitable network for environmental learning. EECOM works strategically and collaboratively to advance environmental learning. We strive to ensure Canadians are environmentally literate… which means we’re engaged in environmental stewardship and contributing to a healthy and sustainable future. 

OCC-Field Leader Certificate & Additional Modules

Environmental & Outdoor Learning and SD71 support training with the  Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC).   The Field Leadership Certification is OCC’s base program with the opportunity to extend into the other specialized modules.   The two day base course will prepare you to bring your students into front country hiking. 

SD71 hopes to continue training opportunities with the OCC, if you are interested in being contacted when these opportunities arise please be in contact with Serina Allison.  

Click HERE for more information about OCC-Field Leader certification and other specialized modules.

More information:  contact Serina Allison  serina.allison@sd71.bc.ca – 250.650.6421 

3 Part Series

 Focus Group: Middle School to High School Teachers (support staff & admin welcome too)

REGISTRATION Please register with Serina Allison, serina.allison@sd71.bc.ca  

Time: Virtually from 4pm-6pm

Session 1:   October 22nd, 2020

Session 2    January 7th, 2021 – Virtual

Session 3    April 8th, 2021 – Virtual

Hope Matters – Greystone Books Ltd.Why this Pro-D opportunity now?

Elin Kelsey is a scholar, public speaker, educator and award-winning author of books for adults and children. Her work focuses on hope and solutions orientations to the global issues of our time. Jane Goodall was so impressed with the evidence-based approach Elin brings to newest book, Hope Matters: Why Changing the Way We Think is Critical to Solving the Environmental Crisis, that she has invited Elin to bring a solutions orientation to the work of the Jane Goodall Institute. Earlier this month, Elin was selected as a finalist for the national Nature Inspiration Award which will be announced in November 2020. Many of our students and staff are feeling overwhelmed, demoralized and hopeless in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, social injustice and inequity, wildfires and a host of other critical issues. Elin will work with our staff to explore how to bring a solutions orientation to teaching about the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, and other critical issues. She will discuss the rise of eco-anxiety and headline stress disorder, and the health and emotional wellbeing implications of the “doom and gloom” narrative that is perpetuated by the 24/7 media cycle.  She will share current research behind why hope, rather than fear is vital for student and staff empowerment and agency, and why it is a more effective means for engaging students in these high priority societal issues.

Previous Session Recordings

Session 1

Session 2 

Session 3

Student Sessions Recordings


Middle Years

High School

What Do the Sustainable Development Goals Mean for Indigenous Peoples? |  Cultural SurvivalSustainable Development Goals and Youth Action-Mini Course

In this mini-course, you will be introduced to the 17 SDGs and explore ways to bring the goals to life in the classroom. We guide you as you teach your students about the current 17 goals with tools to research and decide which issue they care about most. Guide your students to investigate and volunteer to work toward a particular goal or to pursue a career that enables social justice and change toward these SDGs.

We are all connected in a global community, and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call us to action to make a better future for everyone. In order to be successful in reaching these goals, all citizens need to be aware of what the issues are and ways to take action