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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........

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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  • 1. My Outdoor Adventure
  • 2. 1921
  • 3. First Pictures of Camping ~ 1937
  • 4. Deep Lake 1963 RMNP
  • 5. Standing Waves on the Hayes
  • 6. River Left on the Sturgeon Weir
  • 7. Tilson Lake RMNP
  • 8. Crossing Bow Lake heading to the Wapta Ice fields
  • 9. Coming out of Lake O’Hara
  • 10. Cutting a Willow Branch to make a whistle
  • 11. Bull Elk Birdtail Valley RMNP
  • 12. Bob Hill Lake Birthday Party
  • 13. Day trip Spruce Woods Prov. Park Assiniboine River
  • 14. Only ONE of my kids is a horse person?
  • 15. But all of them enjoy outdoor activites.
  • 16. Deep Lake 2003
  • 17. Inquiry Based Learning
  • 18. Spruce Woods Provincial Park
  • 19. Back Yard Play Structure
  • 20. Our Backyard Climbing Wall
  • 21. Pets are IMPORTANT
  • 22. My horse Whisperer
  • 23. We cut a xmas tree at our farm Every Year……
  • 24. Lake Katherine RMNP
  • 25. Lake O’Hara Yoho National Park
  • 26. Elizabeth Parker Hut Yoho National Park
  • 27. Deep Lake July 2013
  • 28. Being Outdoors has been part of my life and my families since I can remember!
  • 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. June 1981 My First Outdoor Ed Trips
  • 31. Sugar Loaf Hills RMNP
  • 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. 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. PWSD Grade Six Out Door Education Classroom
  • 35. Target Areas- Values at Risk – Pings Drip Torches – Guard Burns
  • 36. Lake Audy
  • 37. Trust
  • 38. Water World
  • 39. Mary-Anne ???
  • 40. Bottom of The Gorge 10,000 Years Old
  • 41. Volcanic Evidence
  • 42. Lunch on the Snout
  • 43. On the Snout
  • 44. Water Sampling
  • 45. Conference Center Dining Area
  • 46. Waiting For Lunch
  • 47. Journal Writing in the Pavilion
  • 48. Path to Verse
  • 49. Park Art
  • 50. For the most part, you usually don’t see students outside with their teachers other than for Physed type activities!
  • 51. Although we always seem to envy urban schools – the PWSD is blessed with outdoor learning/recreation areas!!!
  • 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. Scotland
  • 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. 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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