My Outdoor Adventure

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My personal outdoor journey from family outings/camping and back country touring and white water canoeing to DofE adventurous journey trips........

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My Outdoor Adventure

  1. 1. My Outdoor Adventure
  2. 2. 1921
  3. 3. First Pictures of Camping ~ 1937
  4. 4. Deep Lake 1963 RMNP
  5. 5. Standing Waves on the Hayes
  6. 6. River Left on the Sturgeon Weir
  7. 7. Tilson Lake RMNP
  8. 8. Crossing Bow Lake heading to the Wapta Ice fields
  9. 9. Coming out of Lake O’Hara
  10. 10. Cutting a Willow Branch to make a whistle
  11. 11. Bull Elk Birdtail Valley RMNP
  12. 12. Bob Hill Lake Birthday Party
  13. 13. Day trip Spruce Woods Prov. Park Assiniboine River
  14. 14. Only ONE of my kids is a horse person?
  15. 15. But all of them enjoy outdoor activites.
  16. 16. Deep Lake 2003
  17. 17. Inquiry Based Learning
  18. 18. Spruce Woods Provincial Park
  19. 19. Back Yard Play Structure
  20. 20. Our Backyard Climbing Wall
  21. 21. Pets are IMPORTANT
  22. 22. My horse Whisperer
  23. 23. We cut a xmas tree at our farm Every Year……
  24. 24. Lake Katherine RMNP
  25. 25. Lake O’Hara Yoho National Park
  26. 26. Elizabeth Parker Hut Yoho National Park
  27. 27. Deep Lake July 2013
  28. 28. Being Outdoors has been part of my life and my families since I can remember!
  29. 29. So it was natural for me when I became a teacher to : • Teach students about the outdoors • Use the outdoors as a classroom
  30. 30. June 1981 My First Outdoor Ed Trips
  31. 31. Sugar Loaf Hills RMNP
  32. 32. Unless their families do outdoor activities, there is little chance that students/children will have the skills, interest and the equipment to do things outdoors!
  33. 33. PWSD Outdoor Education • Centers around two main programs: – Grade 6 Outdoor Ed – Outdoor Classroom Experience – DofE – Outdoor Adventure • Teachers do other activities with their students: – Cross Country Ski / Snowshoe – Kayak/Canoe – Hiking/Cycling
  34. 34. PWSD Grade Six Out Door Education Classroom
  35. 35. Target Areas- Values at Risk – Pings Drip Torches – Guard Burns
  36. 36. Lake Audy
  37. 37. Trust
  38. 38. Water World
  39. 39. Mary-Anne ???
  40. 40. Bottom of The Gorge 10,000 Years Old
  41. 41. Volcanic Evidence
  42. 42. Lunch on the Snout
  43. 43. On the Snout
  44. 44. Water Sampling
  45. 45. Conference Center Dining Area
  46. 46. Waiting For Lunch
  47. 47. Journal Writing in the Pavilion
  48. 48. Path to Verse
  49. 49. Park Art
  50. 50. For the most part, you usually don’t see students outside with their teachers other than for Physed type activities!
  51. 51. Although we always seem to envy urban schools – the PWSD is blessed with outdoor learning/recreation areas!!!
  52. 52. How do we facilitate and help develop outdoor learning/education/experiences/skills for PWSD students - and for other students in Manitoba as well ???
  53. 53. Scotland
  54. 54. Scottish Outdoor Learning • University of Edinburgh • Outdoor Learning: Practical guidance, ideas and support for teachers and practitioners in Scotland • 50% of all Scottish Curricula have been designed to be delivered outside………
  55. 55. What can we do??? • Strengthen our partnerships and utilize the resources they offer • Start a MTS Outdoor Education SAGE • Outdoor Ed Center for PWSD – Deep Lake cook house/warming hut • Kayak, Canoe, Xcountry ski, Snowshoe Mtn. bike • Take off point for DofE adventures • • • • • Central Trail & Birdtail Valley Asessippi ski area Rossman Lake Birtle ski trails Hamiota Ski trails • Extend the Grade 6 program – RM Conference @ capacity • 3 other facilities in area – Dauphin Bible – Anglican Church – Rossman Lake ? • Our School Grounds are very sterile – Create wild habitats • Grow wild plants and grasses – Create small wetlands? • Organic trails/areas like by Inglis school – is across the road too far? • Work with BU to help develop teachers with the skills/attitude

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