Sustainable Resources – Agriculture 12

Sustainable Resources – Agriculture 12

Through fall 2014 and spring 2015, we assisted the staff at Surrey Schools and Aboriginal Education in developing the course, Sustainable Resources - Agriculture 12, which will be offered this summer at Queen Elizabeth Secondary School. This full credit course offers students in Grades 10 to 12 an experiential approach to learning about sustainable food systems. That [...]

Windspeaker 2015

This spring break, we had the privilege to be guests in the lives of 30 incredible young people who attended Windspeaker, a program designed to foster leadership development and self-awareness and help Aboriginal youth engage with their cultural heritage. "This program is the best initiative I have ever been able to lead, facilitate and direct," says [...]
Spring is here, and planting starts now!

Spring is here, and planting starts now!

Get your hands dirty and celebrate our school's first of many community initiatives! Founders Jeff, Calder and Jocelyn along with friends and family of the Vancouver Outdoor School will be gathering Wednesday, April 8 between 5:00 and 6:30 pm to plant our 10 new garden plots at 2781 Commercial Drive (corner of Commercial Drive and 12th Ave, across [...]
Camp Suzuki

Camp Suzuki

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Summer camp isn’t just for kids! So agrees the David Suzuki Foundation who on April 2 launched Camp Suzuki, a three-part program combining summer camp with volunteer experience to prepare young adults aged 18-30 to be champions of the Howe Sound region. And the Vancouver Outdoor School [...]
Garden plots secured for learning programs

Garden plots secured for learning programs

As of March 2015, the Vancouver Outdoor School will maintain and utilize 10 garden plots off Commercial Drive in East Vancouver for its outdoor learning programs with schools, organizations and day camps. The plots were ​generously provided by Shifting Growth, which ​aims to transform vacant lots into temporary community gardens and growing spaces. "These garden [...]