EEPSA is a dynamic volunteer organization promoting networking, curriculum support, and leadership in environmental education supported by the BCTF.
BC Wildlife Federation’s Wetlands Education Program is excited to share that we are hitting the road this Spring with a new and free educational outreach program to schools and classrooms in communities across BC – Wetlands on Wheels. Travelling with the WOW program we have a wetlands themed escape room, outdoor education activities geared towards wetlands learning, and pre- and post- visit inquiry based lesson plans for deep learning beyond our visit. Based on the size and the need of your school, we are able to provide you with three levels of programming that take up anywhere from 60 mins of a class’s time to a whole day of engaged learning and participation of the entire school.
Our goal is to cultivate a connection between students and their local environments with the goal to inspire curiosity, stewardship and appreciation towards wetlands and the role they play in our ecosystems. We think it starts in and around the classroom that the youth spend a majority of their time, so we are coming to you.
The program is funded by the generous donors and grants of the Wetlands Education Program of BCWF and a partnership with the Canadian Conservation Corps, and as a result there is no cost to schools and students.
WOW will be in the your area between the months of March and April and is available to be scheduled for programing within the hours of your school day. The programs available to you vary depending on desired time commitment, age of participants and group size. Please see the attached poster for details.
Spots are limited, first come first served until all spots are filled in the region. Please do not wait to express your interest. We will work with interested teachers and schools on selecting the appropriate level of programming.
CBEEN and EEPSA will co-host a Leadership Clinic April 24-26, 2020, at Nipika Mountain Resort, and will bring together the leadership teams from each EEPSA Local Chapter to collaboratively plan for the following school year and beyond.
Registration is open to all EEPSA Local Chapter Executive Members from the Columbia Basin, and one representative from EEPSA Local Chapters in BC outside of the Columbia Basin. This Leadership Circle is an opportunity for Local Chapters to team-build and plan while networking and collaborating with other Local Chapters.
Please note: all participants must be current CBEEN & EEPSA members.
Contact Selina Metcalfe for more information.
EEPSA, in partnership with our C2C partners, hosts an annual two day conference on the October PSA day. The first day of the conference is workshops on place-based learning, and the second day is experiential field studies in the community. This conference is open to classroom teachers, community educators and academics.
Upcoming conference locations: October 2020 in Prince George, October 2021 on Vancouver Island, October 2022 in the Kootenays and October 2023 in Metro Vancouver.