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Enviro school needs home

The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District’s proposed environmental school is still on target to open next school year, despite not yet having a facility to call home. The program aims to take students out of the classroom and into the natural world to learn about sustainability and the environment, and is headed up by former […]

Enviro school a new take on learning

By Robert Mangelsdorf – Maple Ridge News A proposed environmental-focused school being developed by School District No. 42 is hoping to tear down the traditional classroom and bring students outside, in what could be the vanguard of a new educational philosophy. Yennadon vice-principal Clayton Maitland is helping spearhead the program and says the idea began […]

Date set for feedback on green school

Imagine a student is at Allco Park and finds a salamander. The student could examine the salamander from a biological perspective, or look at the effect of humans on the life of salamanders. Math could be used to look at the patterns and shapes of their homes or at the area they exist in. “How […]

Unique Environmental school gets research funding

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has awarded SFU and several partners a million-dollar grant to research the proposed development of a unique K–7 environmental school and learning centre in Maple Ridge. Education faculty researchers Sean Blenkinsop, Kieran Egan and Mark Fettes will lead the five-year research project in collaboration with the city […]

SFU, Maple Ridge eye environmental school

SFU’s Faculty of Education, the District of Maple Ridge, School District 42 and other community partners are exploring the possibility of opening a model environmental school and learning centre in the municipality as early as September 2010. Assistant professors Sean Blenkinsop and Mark Fettes, co-directors of SFU’s Imaginative Education Research Group (IERG), approached Maple Ridge […]