In this workshop, teachers will explore concepts and techniques related to place-based learning along the Lower Fraser River. Teaching place-based learning in an urban area means grappling with the complex systems in a metropolis, so the workshop begins with an overview of the principles of urban environmental education. Teachers will then learn a versatile place-based learning tool that can be applied to all grades and a diversity of curricular units. The workshop ends with a discussion of curricular links and evaluation strategies.
The skills learnt in this workshop support BC’s science curriculum, as well as many core competencies.
Participants will need paper & something to draw with for an activity.
Danika Didur-Tate is the Education Programs Manager at the Fraser River Discovery Centre. She is a dedicated environmental educator with two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s degree in the field, and nearly a decade of professional experience. Taking inspiration from the great Rachel Carson, she aims to evoke a sense of wonder in her teaching, and in her life. She is currently living and working in Greater Vancouver.