Professional Development

Events and Meeting Details

10th Annual C2C Winter Solstice Celebration

Date: December 10, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Zoom
Place-Based Learning in B.C.: Success Stories in Practice On Thursday, December 10th, join teachers, community educators and other leaders from across B.C. online to share successful practices and celebrate our work that connects students with place and the outdoors during these challenging times. What’s inspiring your practice? Participants will: Share ideas, inspiration and innovative strategies […]

BC Green Games Judges Wanted

February 19, 2020 - February 26, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
BC Green Games is a digital eco-storytelling contest. Students K–12 throughout the province are encouraged to take environmental action in their schools and communities, then share their stories for a chance to win prizes. BC Green Games has been running for over a decade and during that time has collected 1,200 projects and engaged over […]

Community Connections Outdoors

Date: January 31, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Parkland Middle School, Cranbrook
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 […]

Classrooms to Communities Provincial Conference

Date: October 23, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: virtual
Lhtakoh* – Where People, Place and Practice Flow Together *Lhtakoh: Lheidli name for the Fraser which means “waters within each other” The Classrooms to Communities 2020 Provincial Conference is being held virtually on October 23. Join us as we continue to connect educators from classrooms to communities. EEPSA, in partnership with our C2C partners, hosts an […]

Leaping into Action-Teachers Rise for Climate Justice

Date: February 29, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Kwantlen Park Secondary
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 who need to know how to prepare for the […]

CLASSROOMS TO COMMUNITIES: Connecting People, Place and Planet

October 24, 2019 - October 27, 2019
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: UBC and other locations around Vancouver
Place-Based Learning is a core foundation of our curriculum in B.C. Teachers and students across the province are excited to be inquiring about issues and priorities that matter most to our communities with a more ‘local lens’. By helping educators to connect classroom and community through a focus on people, place and planet, this professional […]

C2C Summer Solstice Event

Date: June 20, 2019
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Brewhall, 97 East 2nd Avenue, Olympic Village, Vancouver
4:00 – 5:30 pm     C2C Leadership Circle Meeting for Metro Vancouver educators This Leadership Circle will bring together district leaders from the Metro Vancouver region to: Strengthen relationships and share successes between school districts Advance your district’s 2018-2019 Pro-D plan Collaboratively plan regional involvement in the C2C fall conference Collaboratively plan upcoming regional networking […]


September 20, 2019 - September 22, 2019
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Whatshan Lake Retreat, near Nakusp, West Kootenay
The Arrow Lakes Local Chapter of EEPSA and CBEEN are hosting the 2019 Inquiring Voices Environmental Education Gathering at Whatshan Lake Retreat near Edgewood (south of Nakusp) from September 20-22, 2019. Participants can arrive anytime in the evening on Friday, September 20, and we will close the event following lunch on 1:30pm on Sunday, September […]

Climate Change Education Workshop

Date: March 3, 2018
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Nelson, BC
The Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN) is hosting a Climate Change Education Workshop for educators from across the Columbia Basin. This will take place in Nelson on Saturday, March 3 and is just $20 for CBEEN members ($40 for non-members) and includes climate change education resources, a morning workshop by Columbia Basin Trust's Climate […]

Classrooms to Communities Leadership Clinic

Date: April 10, 2018
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Camp Alexandra, Surrey
BC curriculum is changing. School districts and teachers are working hard to transform along with it. The Metro Vancouver Classrooms to Communities (C2C) Leadership Clinic is an immersive professional development opportunity for school district teams to advance community connected learning as a priority school district action strategy. What’s in it for your school district / […]

Classroom to Communities

Date: November 27, 2017
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: J.L. Crowe Secondary, Trail, SD 20
School district staff and community educators are invited to participate in the pilot 'Classrooms to Communities' Curriculum Implementation Workshop which will take place in 3 weeks at JL Crowe Secondary School in Trail on Monday, November 27. This is an opportunity for teachers and community educators to come together to learn, share, connect and collaborate […]

9th World Environmental Education Congress

September 9, 2017 - September 15, 2017
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Vancouver, BC
World Environmental Education Congress – WEEC – is an international congress addressing education for environment and sustainable development. WEEC 2017 is the 9th congress and will take place September 9-15, 2017 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The congress is an international meeting point for everyone working with education for environment and sustainable development or which have an interest […]

Apply for MM.Ed. Master of Museum Education

Date: March 1, 2018
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: UBC
Online 90% | In-Person 10%   Begins September 2018 | Apply by March 1   Develop your capacity for improving Teaching & Learning, Curriculum & Theory, and Pedagogical Practice.   THE PROGRAM As museums contemplate new roles within society it will be incumbent upon museum professionals, and particularly museum educators, to become catalysts for different ways […]

Master of Museum Education Information Session

Date: September 28, 2017
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online
The Master of Museum Education (MED5) program starting September 2018 (application deadline is March 2018) is having  an online information session on Thursday, September 28, 4pm-5:30pm (PDT).   The MED5 is a part-time, blended cohort graduate program open to domestic and international students – it is delivered 90% online.  Focusing on the study of education and learning that occurs in […]

Place-based Education Webinar

Date: February 1, 2017
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
This Place-based Education webinar will showcase examples and discussion about what constitutes excellent place-based curriculum and student work and how these authentic products inspire deep learning. Webinar presenter Amy Demarest is the author of the book Place-based Curriculum Design (Routledge, 2015). She is a former middle-school teacher who now works with formal and non-formal educators […]

New Teacher’s Conference

February 24, 2017 - February 25, 2017
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport, Richmond
BCTF Conference for New Teachers, New TTOCs, and Student Teachers. EEPSA will be presenting a workshop and have an information table.

Environmental Educators Professional Specialists Association

EEPSA is a dynamic volunteer organization promoting networking, curriculum support, and leadership in environmental education supported by the BCTF.