Maple Ridge environmental school has lessons for all

The kids are back in school. But for 60 students in Maple Ridge, school doesn’t mean a stuffy classroom. According to an article in the Vancouver Sun, the children, ranging in age from four to 12, will get their lessons “in parks, at picnic tables, alongside streams, under tarps and tents, in gardens, libraries, restaurants, […]

Maple Ridge school lets Mother Nature be the teacher

Dozens of Maple Ridge children will be without a school when classes resume next week, but no one is complaining.

A New School Comes to Town

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

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 […]