News in the Media

A New School Comes to Town

Article: What’s On? August/September 2011 – page 25

Your Education Matters – Stepan Vdovine speaks about the Environmental School

Maple Ridge School Trustee, Stepan Vdovine speaks about the Environmental School in Maple Ridge.

Environmental School in Maple Ridge

M. Sather: A new school is opening up in the district of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, one without walls, textbooks or desks. One without walls, textbooks or desks — at least not in the way we usually think of them. Instead, the walls will sometimes be the tent of a donated yurt; the textbooks, […]

Registration starts for enviro school, set to open this fall

Registration for School District No. 42’s new Environmental School is set to begin this month, as the outdoor program hopes to welcome its inaugural class for 2011. Former Yennadon vice-principal Clayton Maitland is heading up the program, which hopes to offer “place-based imaginative and ecological education,” by taking kids out of the classroom and conducting […]

Unique Environmental School to Launch in Maple Ridge

Next year, a small group of students will experience a very different kind of education. A new school opening up in Maple Ridge next year could produce the next David Suzuki or Jane Goodall. Its curriculum will be following an environmental theme. The school board gave the project the go ahead last week. Mark Fettes with SFU’s faculty of […]