Unique Environmental school gets research funding

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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 of Maple Ridge, School District 42, the Katzie and Kwantlen first nations and local environmental and community groups.

Subject to school board approval, the project aims to open this school of choice in 2011, marrying its delivery of B.C.’s required public school curriculum with activities nurturing environmental awareness, engagement with the natural world and community sustainability.

Full Story: SFU News Online – Unique Environmental school gets research funding – April 8, 2010