WA Wed – A Walk with a Biologist

David Cook is “Wild About” science and being outdoors. In retirement he has had the time and willingness to share his extensive background knowledge about plants, animals, and environmental concerns. He has actively engaged in doing interpretive walks throughout the Lower Mainland of Vancouver, British Columbia. His walks are designed to be learning experiences ratherContinue reading “WA Wed – A Walk with a Biologist”

Wild About Friday Fun Fact #1

Anabelle Wee submitted photos to the Wildife-in-Focus Contest and her seagull photo is now being featured on a T-shirt for sale on the BCSPCA website. She belongs to an informally formed group in the Lower Mainland of Vancouver with a fascination for all things wildlife, but especially birds! Never a Gull Moment by Anabelle WeeContinue reading “Wild About Friday Fun Fact #1”

Photos, Friends and Nature as a Way of Life

The Wild About Outdoor Learning Society will be highlighting a number of ways that you can #getOUTdoors and #getINvolved in your community.  Vancouver, British Columbia offers access to a wide range of outdoor experiences.  Unfortunately some of these experiences come at a high cost and are inaccessible for some people to participate on a regular basis.  Ruby BestContinue reading “Photos, Friends and Nature as a Way of Life”

Self-Styled Writer’s Retreat

There is no lack of books, YouTube presentations, or writing courses and retreats on offer that teach how to write, what to write, and create space for writers to write.  I have consumed many of them.  However, I have decided the only catapult for me to write must come from me.  The Writer’s Festival 2022 at Granville IslandContinue reading “Self-Styled Writer’s Retreat”

A Vancouver Gift

It is the ultimate day of freedom in Vancouver.  A rainy Sunday morning.  Dark. Pouring rain.  And glorious.  The mantra to get up and enjoy the day is absent in my mind.  There is no hurry to get to work.  No pressure to accomplish a task.  No runners on the front street beaconing me to join them.  No glimpse of sunshine that IContinue reading “A Vancouver Gift”

Take Me Outside Inspires

Take Me Outside is the brainchild of Colin Harris.  Born out of a childhood of happy, engaged outdoor experiences and inspired by our very own, Canadian icon, Terry Fox, the goal of Take Me Outside is to get school kids off screens and learning outside at school every day.  Colin catapulted Take Me Outside by running 7600 kilometers across Canada.  YouContinue reading “Take Me Outside Inspires”

Kids Books 2 Support Outdoor Learning

Wild About Vancouver 2022 in Stanley Park included a booth sponsored by the B.C. Literacy Council. Hundred books, mostly for children, were given away to support outdoor learning. Following is an annotated bibliography of some of the favourites. These would be a great addition to Take Me Outdoor Week, and throughout the coming year. #getOUTdoorsContinue reading “Kids Books 2 Support Outdoor Learning”

Binoculars 101 for a Closer Look

  On my first foray into birding, I proudly remembered to grab a set of binoculars to fit in with the “real” birders.  Rather than my antique binoculars making me part of the group, I actually set myself far, far apart from the group.  The leader politely offered to lend me an extra pair that she hadContinue reading “Binoculars 101 for a Closer Look”

Goose Rules of Leadership

I woke not to the plaintive call of gulls or warring of crows, but by a very large flock of Canadian Geese.  Although many geese feel completely comfortable not leaving our hospitable city, many Canadian Geese are heeding their internal monitors and flying south for the winter.  I never tire of watching the perfect V-formations as theyContinue reading “Goose Rules of Leadership”

Take Me Outside Week is Coming

Wild About Outdoor Learning celebrates and encourages people of all ages in British Columbia to #getOUTdoors and #getINvolved in activities to prompt their general well-being, physical health, mental health, learning about nature and caring for it. Wild About Outdoor Learning is fully in support of the upcoming Take Me Outside is one of the partnerContinue reading “Take Me Outside Week is Coming”