This project involves the collaborative development of agro-environmental learning curriculum between the Harvest Moon Society and the Prairie Spirit School Division. The program got its start in the summer of 2008 with learning activities still in the early stages of implementation.
It is broken down into three components that might be most easily communicated by:
- Learning about the environment (cognitive)
- Learning in the environment (affective, kinesthetic, artistic, naturalist)
- Learning for the environment (behavioural actions toward sustainability)
The outcome of this program will be a series of packaged in-class and field-trip educational programs that complement and supplement current provincial curricula. These programs will be grounded in sustainability education and be organized around the theme: “Can we do more with less?: limits, resilience and the environment.”
The objectives of this project are to:
- Consult with local teachers to develop specialized educational programs to meet formal and in-formal educational needs/gaps.
- Enhance capacity within the community to increase the diversity of learning opportunities available to rural students
- Enhance pride in community and sense of place in rural youth. Education in our own backyard
- Link university-based teachers and local experts with rural youth to provide progressive, locally-based experiential education
HMS Field Trips brochure (PDF, 1.1MB)