EEPSA is a dynamic volunteer organization promoting networking, curriculum support, and leadership in environmental education supported by the BCTF.
Winters can be long here in the Kootenays, with
potential winter conditions lasting from mid-October
into April. Many teachers are searching for approaches
and activities that will increase their confidence to get
their classes outside more in the wintertime.
The goal of the day is to share ideas and activities
suitable for a range of ages, centered on getting your
class outdoors more in the winter months, with a focus
on community-based programs and activities available
to teachers to enable more engaging outdoor winter fun
with their classes.
After a short introduction and gear check we will head
to Jim Smith Lake for a short snowshoe trip, during
which we will explore some tips and tricks to
successful winter outings, discuss community-based
resources, and put into practice several activities
suitable to a range of grades.
The climate crisis can be overwhelming, given its complexity and seriousness. In the face of this existential threat, it’s no wonder that many people choose to shut down when the topic arises. For teachers, however, denial is not an option. In our classrooms, we have students in front of us who need to know how to prepare for the alarming future in front of us all. They need to know what to prioritize as they face a future of unprecedented changes.
We invite you to submit your workshop ideas for our conference. We want diverse ideas! We recognize the complex intersectionality of the required actions!
Please submit your proposal through our website: www.crossborderconference.com
Deadline December 1, 2019
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.