Sechelt Inlet Explorer:
Climate Change Education Paddle Course

KNOWLEDGE. ADAPT. IMMERSE.

Over 90% of people believe climate change will fundamentally reshape everything in our present lives and the lives of future generations in all aspects, no matter how much 10% believe it won’t.  Immersive outdoor experiential activities with a focus on connecting the basics of climate change education with place-based learning provides the most optimized environment for student learning.

Sechelt Inlet is the one of the best “outside classrooms” and natural environments for students to explore, discover and connect with relevant outdoor experiences.

We’ve created a fun and in-depth environmental style leadership camp built upon three key leadership landmarks.

 

  • Provide youth with practical knowledge and direction to address Climate Change.
  • Provide adaptable and relevant outdoor leadership skill training for elementary and secondary schools.
  • Provide immersive outdoor adventure experiences within a unique area impacted by Climate Change.
“Climate Change will define our idea of leadership not leadership will define our idea of climate change”

– Jeff Willis (founder of Fireside Adventures and Vancouver Outdoor School)

Locations:
Porpoise Bay Provincial Park and Sechelt Inlet

Grades:
4 – 12

Costs:
$325 + GST (minimum 10 students) (2 nights/3 days) or $499 + GST (4 nights/5 days)

Months:
September, October, April, May and June

Activities: Canoeing, forest foraging, tide-ology (learning about tides), STEM (engineering project), hiking and expressive art projects relating to Climate Change Education.

Includes:  24/7 instruction & support, pre-camp check-in, food, tent accommodation, group camping gear, and canoes during the trip. Teachers will be given climate change education module overviews for in-class instruction to be taught after camp.

Sechelt Explorer is an excellent opportunity for students to travel, explore, connect and discover Sechelt Inlet through a completely different and unique perspective.

Sechelt Inlet Explorer is a 3 or 5 day outdoor school course where youth paddle Sechelt Inlet (2- 3 nights) and stay at Porpoise Bay Provincial Park  (one night) as they develop their outdoor leadership skills and Climate Change awareness. Students will engage in relevant knowledge-based training that is action oriented and adaptable for an ever-changing world. Students will learn about the regional impacts of climate change from decreasing snow pack to displaced species” to increase forest fires.

Students are supported by our inspiring environmental educators and leaders.

We believe in order to understand Climate Change, people learn best if they have a stronger relationship with nature, oneself and others. We also believe children and youth truly need to develop a pertinent range of life and leadership skills to understand how much they are interconnected and woven with our shared natural world.

Climate Change Education is a reflection of truths of countless scientific studies, implementation of new laws, shifting political landscape, endless media sound bites and everyday conversations. In many ways, Climate Change can feel extraordinarily overwhelming and scary while instilling a sense of hopelessness. We see it as an opportunity to adapt and to have a more intrinsic understanding of our planet.

Sechelt Explorer teaches the skills of adaptation, advocacy, assertiveness and design thinking.  Sechelt Inlet is pure ecological nirvana from the abundance of wildlife, geological uniqueness, historical significances; the diversity of people and the first hand look at how climate change is already impacting the Sunshine Coast.

Locations:
Porpoise Bay Provincial Park and Sechelt Inlet

Grades:
4 – 12

Costs:
$325 + GST (minimum 10 students) (2 nights/3 days) or $499 + GST (4 nights/5 days)

Months:
September, October, April, May and June