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School Programs

CLWS offers full-day outdoor education programs, with two options: "Forest Friends" and "Water Keepers".

Both programs aim to promote environmental literacy, social and emotional growth through experiential learning.

They are designed to match the revised BC Curriculum for Grades 2 to 5 in Science and Social Science.

 

We aim to make our programs accessible and inclusive. Our subsidized registration fee for each session is $1o0 per class.

If this creates a financial barrier, further grants are available. 

You can email programs@clws.ca for more information. 

Registration is first-come basis, with priority given to schools who have not yet participated in CLWS programs.

To allow for wide participation across SD71, classes may register for only one visit per school year (fall 2021 OR spring 2022).

 

UPDATE: As of Sept 9th, our fall 2021 programs are full.  Please email programs@clws.ca to put your name on the waitlist. There will also be more programs available in Spring 2021!  

Informed consent forms (for minors) and waivers (for adults) must be fully completed prior to participation in the program.

FOREST FRIENDS
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The theme of this program is “friendly forests.” Students will engage their senses while exploring the mature second growth forest and lakeshore at Cumberland Lake Park. Activities will include identifying local tree species, observing and reflecting on ecosystem dynamics, and expressing appreciation for all the gifts that our forests provide. Lessons and discussion will be woven into stories, forest games and challenges, and awareness activities.

Principles and Values:

  • Place-Based Learning and Personal Connection

  • Decolonization, Indigenization and Reconciliation

  • Ecological Sustainability

  • Mindfulness and Gratitude

  • Experiential Learning

  • Playfulness

WATER KEEPERS
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The theme of this program is “our sustainable watershed." Rooted in the First Peoples Principles of Learning, the program explores past, present and emerging stories of the Comox Lake Watershed through place-based and experiential practices.  Students will be invited to deepen their connection to this beautiful watershed while exploring the lake in two Voyageur Canoes. 

Principles and Values:

  • Place-Based Learning and Personal Connection

  • Decolonization, Indigenization and Reconciliation

  • Ecological Sustainability

  • Mindfulness and Gratitude

  • Experiential Learning

  • Playfulness