Environment school takes education outside

Through the soggy western hemlock, Douglas-fir and red cedar, a handful of students and their teacher trudge down a hiking trail in the UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest … more

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 […]

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