The Educational Partnership Foundation (TEPF) Funds enriching Carseland School with an outdoor classroom to build eco-literacy skills
Carseland, AB- Students at Carseland Elementary School have been busy planning an outdoor classroom space which will be adjoined to the school and community garden that was built last spring. This project based learning initiative encompasses creativity, sustainability and innovation. Students in grade 5 and 6 have been busy designing and creating plans for what the space is going to looks like as a finished product. These students have already created a company called the Green Thumbs. The members of this company are going to be instrumental in delivering nature-based educational programs to the rest of the school.
A goal of the activity is for the students to have a deeper understanding of nature and how we are all connected to the planet: eco-literacy. Many curriculum objectives will be weaved into using this space as a great teacher. There will be rain gauges, thermometers, weather vanes, pocket microscopes, seating, a pergola and many opportunities for discovery. “TEPF is very proud to support these innovative students and cannot wait to see the results of their Outdoor Classroom” explains Din Ladak, President and CEO of TEPF.
“In the end, we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught.”
This space will create life long learners with a mission for sustainability.
For further information:
Contact Health and Wellness Coordinator for Carseland School, Claire Wade, 403 934-4161
About The Educational Partnership Foundation: Founded in 1991, the The Educational Partnership Foundation (TEPF) was established as a registered not-for-profit organization to provide support for the students and teachers in Calgary and the surrounding area. Over the years, TEPF's influence has broadened. It now offers educational initiatives to six partner school districts in central and southern Alberta, reaching almost 200,000 students.