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”

Thanksgiving and Reciprocity

Some books are better listened to than read.  Particularly when they are read by the author, and it seems like that author is talking directly to you.  Braiding Sweetgrass is one of those books.   Not a book to listen to in one sitting but a book to savour over time.  It is like sitting down to visit with either myContinue reading “Thanksgiving and Reciprocity”

Wild About Outdoor Learning Supports Take Me Outside

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 “Wild About Outdoor Learning Supports Take Me Outside”

Missing the Mark

“Missing the Mark” is a phrase that has been incorporated into our lives and readily understood.  The concept of “being close but not quite there,” has its roots in archery.  Your arrow has almost hit the bullseye, but it is still a little off the mark.  It is a rallying call to continue the practice.  An encouragement that theContinue reading “Missing the Mark”

A Celebration of Outdoor Learning at Tatlow Park

Kids anxious to play on the playground and in the trees, tennis players, Green Party candidates, birders, book club members, dogs and their owners, people out for a bike ride and fans of Tatlow Park came together to celebrate the role of the neighbourhood park in learning and celebrating outdoor possibilities. This event was fundedContinue reading “A Celebration of Outdoor Learning at Tatlow Park”

Tatlow Park Celebrates

WHEN ?             Saturday, September 24, 2022           11:00 am – 3:00 pm WHERE ?         Tatlow Park.    Directions WHY ?               I was fortunate for Tatlow Park to be a mainstay in my growing up and adult life.  This is a community celebration of the activities, stories and the learning we take away from life in a neighbourhood park. WHO ?            Everyone isContinue reading “Tatlow Park Celebrates”