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Forest and Nature

Forest and Nature Program

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"