First People's TEK (Traditional Ecological Knowledge)

Offered by
Fresh Roots
Last updated on
Monday, February 3rd, 2020
Program Description

Exploring First Peoples’ ways of knowing and being, we will learn how knowledge, ecological sustainability, and prosperity were, and still are, all linked. Take some plants back with you and create a calendar of their natural cycles through the year.

Big Ideas
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Texts are socially, culturally, and historically constructed.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Texts are socially, culturally, and historically constructed.
  • Exploration, expansion, and colonization had varying consequences for different groups.
  • Human and environmental factors shape changes in population and living standards.
  • The physical environment influences the nature of political, social, and economic change.
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    8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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    See notes. minutes unless otherwise stated.
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    Fee Details
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    Single visits cost $185 for up to 25 students; $7 for each additional student. Cost includes native plants to be planted at school or home. 

    Additional Notes

     Located at the Suwa’lkh School in Coquitlam (map), our program space includes a native plant propagation greenhouse, medicine and food gardens, and a seven-acre forest with a forest classroom and a salmon stream. Field trips at Suwa’lkh focus on First People’s ways of knowing, helping students connect with Traditional Ecological Knowledge, in both cultivated and natural food lands. Students will even be able to take a piece of Suwa’lkh back with them in the form of native plants.

    Learn more and register at freshroots.ca/fieldtrips.