An Introduction to Place-based Education in the BC Curriculum

An interactive discussion on the role of experiential and place-based learning in BC's curriculum, including its connection to the First People's Principles of Learning. How can we facilitate more experiential, inquiry-based, environmental and place-based education in all subject areas and grade levels? We will also explore rich classroom-ready resources from across BC and Canada.


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This session is full.


    Nick Townley

    Nick teaches outdoor education and social studies with the Vancouver School Board's Trek Outdoor Education Program. He is the vice president of EEPSA, a director with C2C, and the BC director of OCC.

    Laura Jackman

    Laura is a born and raised Kootenay girl who lives and teaches in the Columbia Basin. She is the membership chair of EEPSA and the VP of local chapter, the KCEE.  She loves the outdoors and can usually be found hiking, biking, canoeing or snowboarding with her husband and 2 young kids. She is the Outdoor Classroom and grade 4 teacher at Rossland Summit School and is passionate about ecological justice education.