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Full-day Field Studies for Schools

Our dynamic team is committed to providing exceptional outdoor education services and activities for schools from September to June.  We work with teachers, schools, organizations and communities to custom-design a program that fits your needs, budget and curriculum goals. Our field studies immerse students in the wonders of nature-based experiential learning at local parks, schoolyards, forests, hiking trails, beaches and lakes. We offer a dynamic range of programs for all seasons.

How do I plan a Field Study for my Class?

1. Contact us so we can learn more about you, your class and your ideas.

2. Read the set field studies below and decide on your favourite three. Most classes average three studies per day.

3. Based on our conversation, we will put together a comprehensive plan for the day.

4. Let’s get outside and have an awesome outdoor learning experience.

100% Outdoor & Metro Vancouver-based Field Studies

Most classes choose two to three field study workshops per day:

Forest Medicine and Fire Starting

Connecting risk management and leave-no-trace principles with a flint-and-steel fire building challenge, plant-based medicine walks and forest edibles.

Wild Gourmet: Cooking and Creating Camp-style Snacks

A hands-on outdoor cooking lesson making delicious and healthy “bush snacks” with an experienced wilderness gourmet cook.  Students will make fruit & chocolate kebabs, bannock and oatmeal crisp.

Introduction to Parkour and Photography

We know what you are thinking. Parkour? Is it safe? Absolutely! We work with students to learn about risk management, safe body movement techniques and physical literacy while also capturing their experience on film. A very popular field study and something the class does outside year around.

Wilderness STEM: Design Thinking

The “art & design” of shelter building using basic principles of engineering, hand tools and mathematics. Students will be placed in teams and compete to build the best fort! Science. Technology. Engineering. Math – STEM in the forest.

Indigenous Perspectives

Students learn the importance of welcome and acknowledgement within a community, the significance of oral storytelling, participate in the blanket exercise (understanding the impact of colonialism and the importance of reconciliation) and play numerous Indigenous games.

Green Gorilla: All Natural Toothpaste and Lip Balm Making

Students learn the simple steps of reducing their ecological footprint while working on making various projects such as seed balls, all-natural toothpaste, lip balms and more!

Climate Change Education and Expressive Arts

Students learn about the impacts and causes of climate change, and receive support in expressing their hopes, concerns and ideas about climate change through various creative outlets and art installations.

Things That Fly: Goofy Science

An action-packed workshop where students design things that fly and estimate how high and/or far they will go! We’ll design paper airplanes, shoot comets into the sky, make kites and more.

Where The Wild Things Play

100% environmental camp-style games and nature-based activities that are educational, active and fun for students, where they can engage with each other and the environment around them. Letting students get wild as they play.

Wilderness Pursuits: Essential Outdoor Skills

Learning about the importance and basics of how to make knots, use tools, build shelters, orienteer, set up tents, and manage outdoor risk.

Gonzo Outdoor Play

For school groups needing something wild, fast-pace, super fun, and – to be quite frank – tire the kids out. Bring your learners back to childhood and put smiles of their faces. 

Reach out to inquire about booking your class and participating in a ‘Rebel Against the Boring’ field trip.

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A Day-at-a-glance*

9:00 am: Arrival and Introduction
9:15 am: Welcome & Indigenous Acknowledgement
9:30 am: Team Building Activities
10:45 am: Snack
11:00 am: Learning Station (i.e. Green Gorilla, Outdoor Quests, Forest Cuisine)
12:30 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm: Group Activity (super fun and engaging)
2:15 pm: Debrief
2:30 pm: Departure

*can be modified to fit your schedule, needs, and interests. 

Attention Teachers:

When students partake in a field study, they build new skills, perspectives, and celebrate their time outside. Imagine your students preparing a fabulous dinner, hiking, exploring, dancing, building, creating, dreaming, laughing, and just enjoying the precious moments of being a kid at their favourite outdoor school. Every Field Study is a Kodak moment!

 Why Choose Us?

 

  • We are all about building familiar and meaningful relationships with your students, staff and school community.
  • We adjust our field study experience to best suit each individual student in collaboration with their teachers.
  • Our instructors are skilled outdoor educators and aspiring teachers. We hire the best, and bring our best.
  • We have the equipment, staffing, and experience to serve up to 150 students at a time.
  • We are flexible, fun, and 100% experiential.
  • We can go anywhere! You pick: your schoolyard, local urban park, or a nearby lake or forested area.
  • We work within multiple lenses or frameworks of learning. This means that we are NOT a one-dimensional type of education service. We take into account the students’ age, level of interest and comfort, cultural background, and the core competencies that are in place at your institution.

Rebels Against the Boring.