The Kootenay-Boundary Environmental Education Initiative (KBEE) is coordinated by a committee of the Kootenay-Boundary Chapter of the British Columbia School Superintendents Association (BCSSA). This includes School Districts 5, 6, 8, 10, 20 and 51. The goal of the KBEE to better support students’ understanding of their local environment and empowering thoughtful action, through learning that is outdoor, experiential, place-based and place-conscious.
Through the Take Me Outside for Learning School Year Challenge, teachers in British Columbia School Districts 5, 6, 8, 10, 19, 20 & 51 register to take their learning outside at least one day/week.
The purpose of this challenge is to support students’ understanding of their local environment and empowering thoughtful action, through learning that is outdoor, experiential, place-based and place-conscious.
The Place-based Inspiration Handbook is a compendium of curricular ideas and resources to highlight exemplary practice in outdoor, environmental and place-based learning.
This resource includes the grade level(s), teachers involved, an overview of the practices, recommended resources and supplies, assessment strategies, extension opportunities, and connections to curriculum.
The Place-Based Education Exemplars Video Series highlights innovative practices from across the region in order to inspire more teachers to incorporate environmental education into their own work.
The video series explores the teaching practice and pedagogy of teachers who support outdoor, experiential, inquiry-based and place-based learning opportunities for their students.