A murmuring stream winding its way through magnificent Douglas firs is the natural setting of Stave Falls Elementary School's new outdoor classroom. Our forest and nature program is rooted in nine guiding principles:
Curriculum Connectedness Experiential Education Cultivating Curiosity Hands-On Happenings
Purposeful Play Competencies Competency Environmental Expertise Stewardship Sensations
Aboriginal Perspectives and Worldviews
Through an inquiry-based approach, students will be engaged in their learning through daily, meaningful interactions with nature. Whether it be creating a bug hotel, building survival shelters, making cedar bracelets with an elder, or scientifically analyzing the health of a tree, students will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the real world in their life long journey to become educated citizens.
"Explore Discover Learn"