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 […]

Innovation Launches

Innovation Launches: The board of education gave approval to a new environmental program. The board room at the district education office was standing-room-only at Wednesday night’s board of education meeting. This time, however, the crowd wasn’t there to protest a school closure – which was the topic at the last full-house school board meeting. This […]

Trustees Approve Environmental School

A new type of public school, aiming to take students out of the classroom and into the natural environment, will be opening next school year after receiving final approval from the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Board of Education on Wednesday. Full story by Robert Mangelsdorf: Maple Ridge News, Trustees approve environmental school

SD42 at forefront of place-based learning

Work on Maple Ridge’s proposed environmental school project continues, and the plan is to bring it to the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Board of Education in November. Full Story: Maple Ridge Times – SD42 at forefront of place-based learning

First of its kind learning model to be explored in SD42

From SD42 Connections Fall 2010 Just what is an environmental school? For many, the first thing that comes to mind is some connection to nature and the outdoors. But that is jut one of the components currently being explored as part of a recently launched five-year research project in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Full […]