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Winlaw School needs help Growing Nature Stewards

By Contributor
May 20th, 2014

The Winlaw school is hoping to attract public support in garnering a $20,000 grant from CST Inspired Minds Learning Project through its environmental education program.

The school needs your votes to help get into the final round of 25 candidates.  From there we could become one of 14 winners.
Initial voting takes place daily from May 20- June 2, with voting for the final round from June 9 – June 16. 

Visit here to view our proposal and to cast your vote:
The Winlaw school’s environmental education program facilitates experiential learning and develops values of stewardship through local resources, sustainable education tools and diverse habitats.

Primary learning opportunities take place at the Winlaw Regional Nature Park, located one km north of Winlaw Elementary School. Students walk weekly to the park to learn in an environment which provides nature trails and boardwalks weaving though forest and marshes.

The vision is to have an open structure which will have information kiosks and interactive learning tools with storage capacity for desks which are used to facilitate group work, presentations and nature studies.

Teachers would receive professional development and have access to field study kits to take on nature study outings. Field trips to other habitats provide learning experiences for students to compare and appreciate diverse natural environments.

The Old Growth Trail, north of Nelson, hosts interpretive signs explaining the surrounding ecosystems and wildlife. Kokanee Creek Provincial Park hosts educational tours along the Kokanee Salmon spawning channel as well as an experiential learning center featuring local plants and wildlife with an emphasis on conservation.

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