WILD ABOUT Ways to GetINvolved in Outdoor Learning

“Engaging with nature is a catalyst for curiosity, joy, caring, and learning.” Wild About Outdoor Learning Society was registered as a non-profit in British Columbia on August 4th, 2022. It evolved into a provincial non-profit due to the success of the grassroots movement Wild About Vancouver. WAV began hosting the annual Tidal WAV Outdoor FestivalContinue reading “WILD ABOUT Ways to GetINvolved in Outdoor Learning”

Wild About Outdoor Learning Society Celebrates

Hopefully the holiday season has been good to you and yours. Happy New Year! The weather has been tumultuous throughout British Columbia.  Some great possibilities for outdoor activity but not so conducive to anything involving an airport!  Living in British Columbia, we are home to incredible biodiversity and terrain conducive to outdoor physical activity during all seasonsContinue reading “Wild About Outdoor Learning Society Celebrates”

Happy New Year Literacy Leaders

The promise of a new year is before us.  A time for brand new resolutions for 2023 or to jump start resolutions that have been pledged in years gone by and forgotten by the end of January.  For the British Columbia Literacy Council, our resolutions each year for many years have been consistent.   I am honouredContinue reading “Happy New Year Literacy Leaders”

“Look to the Mountain” – Human Rights 2022

The Declaration of Human Right and Freedoms was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948 and enshrined the rights and freedoms of all human beings. It was to be the gold standard of social justice that countries of the world would acknowledge, sign and function in accordance with the principles.  Coming onContinue reading ““Look to the Mountain” – Human Rights 2022″

Inspiration of Robert Davidson

“The art became the vehicle for cultural knowledge to become part of us.” Robert Davidson (2007-2020 – personal conversations) I am not a grand fan of notifications that flip across my computer screen and distract me from the task at hand.  But sometimes, just sometimes, these notices are perfectly timed flashes of brilliance. A notice flashedContinue reading “Inspiration of Robert Davidson”

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”

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”