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 […]

Eco-School-Project Brochure

*A new brochure will be available soon* Imagine a school where… children are continually exploring the natural world in the company of scientists, community activists, and Elders… researchers work side by side with teachers and students to figure out how best to help children learn… students’ work is regularly presented to district planners, environmental groups, […]

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 […]

Green school praised

What started as a conversation between the vice-principal and teacher-librarian at Yennadon Elementary about learning and understanding the world has blossomed into an idea of creating an environmental school in School District 42. Jodi MacQuarrie, the teacher-librarian at Yennadon, is doing her doctorate degree at Simon Fraser University and was able to bring researchers from […]