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.

Unique Environmental School to Launch in Maple Ridge

Next year, a small group of students will experience a very different kind of education. A new school opening up in Maple Ridge next year could produce the next David Suzuki or Jane Goodall. Its curriculum will be following an environmental theme. The school board gave the project the go ahead last week. Mark Fettes with SFU’s faculty of […]

Unique Environmental school gets research funding

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 […]

SFU, Maple Ridge eye environmental school

SFU’s Faculty of Education, the District of Maple Ridge, School District 42 and other community partners are exploring the possibility of opening a model environmental school and learning centre in the municipality as early as September 2010. Assistant professors Sean Blenkinsop and Mark Fettes, co-directors of SFU’s Imaginative Education Research Group (IERG), approached Maple Ridge […]