Outdoor Education

Last updated on
Monday, September 10th, 2018
Program Description

Based on the BC curriculum, Stillwood's Outdoor Eduation Program is designed to take classroom learning outside in a practical and hands-on approach. Our aim is to help students learn in the outdoors while applying critical thinking and problem solving, as well as developing teambuilding and leadership skills. The Program can cover a broad variety of subjects, particularly science, mathematics and geography, and also encourages the development of critical thinking and analysis skills. 

Big Ideas
  • Data from the results of an experiment can be used to predict the theoretical probability of an event and to compare and interpret.
  • Linear relations can be identified and represented using expressions with variables and line graphs and can be used to form generalizations.
  • Linear relations can be represented in many connected ways to identify regularities and make generalizations.
  • The constant ratio between the circumference and diameter of circles can be used to describe, measure, and compare spatial relationships.
  • Analyzing data by determining averages is one way to make sense of large data sets and enables us to compare and interpret.
  • The relationship between surface area and volume of 3D objects can be used to describe, measure, and compare spatial relationships.
  • Analyzing the validity, reliability, and representation of data enables us to compare and interpret.
  • Daily and seasonal changes affect all living things.
  • Plants and animals have observable features.
  • Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment.
  • Observable patterns and cycles occur in the local sky and landscape.
  • Living things have life cycles adapted to their environment.
  • Water is essential to all living things, and it cycles through the environment.
  • Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems.
  • Wind, water, and ice change the shape of the land.
  • All living things sense and respond to their environment.
  • The motions of Earth and the moon cause observable patterns that affect living and non-living systems.
  • Earth materials change as they move through the rock cycle and can be used as natural resources.
  • Multicellular organisms have organ systems that enable them to survive and interact within their environment.
  • Multicellular organisms rely on internal systems to survive, reproduce, and interact with their environment.
  • Earth and its climate have changed over geological time.
  • The theory of plate tectonics is the unifying theory that explains Earth’s geological processes.
  • The biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere are interconnected, as matter cycles and energy flows through them.
  • We shape the local environment, and the local environment shapes who we are and how we live.
  • Trip Details
    Fee Details
    Cost Per Student: 
    Fee Notes: 

    Cost per participant is $8 per module plus tax or $14 for two modules plus tax (prices do not include the cost of lunch). Adults accompanying a group of students are free, provided they are there as helpers. If the adults are accompanying but not helping, a site fee of $5 applies. 

    Additional Notes

    We offer both day trips and multi-day programs, which is why we are available to all of British Columbia. As this is a modular program, we can create combinations of modules to suit your needs, whether you are interested in a half-day, full day or multi-day field trip. We have on site accomodation and food service available for multi-day programs as well as lunch for day trips.