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 […]

Registration Environmental School Project

For Registration Fall 2012: please click here   The Environmental School is a choice “school” based on place-based, imaginative and ecological education. It is not regular “schooling”. Learning activities do not happen in a “regular” school or classroom setting. Learning activities will occur throughout Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows in different settings and environments. Learners […]

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 […]

Environmental School project approved for September

In September 2011 a small group of students will begin experiencing a very different kind of education. Lessons will be hands-on with an environmental theme, and their classrooms will often be parks and other community facilities. This vision came one step closer to reality when the Board of Education gave its approval on November 24. Full […]