Enviro school needs home

The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District’s proposed environmental school is still on target to open next school year, despite not yet having a facility to call home. The program aims to take students out of the classroom and into the natural world to learn about sustainability and the environment, and is headed up by former […]

Enviro school a new take on learning

By Robert Mangelsdorf – Maple Ridge News A proposed environmental-focused school being developed by School District No. 42 is hoping to tear down the traditional classroom and bring students outside, in what could be the vanguard of a new educational philosophy. Yennadon vice-principal Clayton Maitland is helping spearhead the program and says the idea began […]

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 […]

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 […]