Outdoor Learning Project- Learning in the Land


Our inquiry question: “How can we feasibly and imaginatively create a biodiverse school ground that is respectful of history and land and is accessible to all for generations to come?”


Our first step was to plant pollinator gardens to bring wildlife to our school grounds. Our next steps will be to install food gardens and a rain garden to help channel water. In our final phase, we will create natural pathways to various outdoor learning spaces, such as mud play, sand play, water play and various gardens. We will harvest and save seeds and sell seeds and seedlings in the spring to raise funds. We will donate food to the local food banks and families in need.

Reflection & Celebration

It has been challenging to work around pandemic restrictions. We have had involvement from a Grade 4/5 class and a Kindergarten class so far. We are looking at ways to connect with more students and their families through after school virtual meetings. We have made connections through the school board’s Indigenous Learning Team to build relationships with the land and all inhabitants. We look forward to learning with and from the land.

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