Kootenay Boundary Environmental Education

2017-18 Take Me Outside for Learning School Year Challenge

We are pleased to confirm that this school year over 3500 students will benefit from their teachers committing to take their learning outside for at least one day/week!

Take Me Outside for Learning Weeks

Are you in or are you out? Take your learning outside for the Spring Take Me Outside for Learning Week! April 23 – 27, 2018

Please note, if you register for the School Year Challenge (above) you are automatically registered for this.

Take Me Outside for Learning Resources

Outside Learning Ideas

Click here for some great ideas from other teachers for taking your learning outside.


Looking for some fun and easy ways to assess for learning while outdoors? Click here for 20 Fun and Easy Strategies for Assessing
Learning Outdoors!


Daily doses of connecting our students to the outdoors & nature are important for their academic, social, emotional and physical success. Click here for research on the benefits of connecting students to nature & the outdoors.

Tips & Tricks

Click here for 50+ tips & tricks for outdoor learning from other teachers in this region.

Teaching Resources

Click here for recommended resources for taking your learning outside and connecting to curriculum.


This report was just published by Stanford University on the impacts of environmental education for K-12 students. This includes a higher aptitude for 21st century skills such as critical thinking, oral communication, analytical skills, problem solving, and higher-order thinking.

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