outdoor experience

Gladys McDonald Grade 7/8 Katepwa Lake Outdoor Ed Camp

Gladys McDonald Grade 7/8 Katepwa Lake Outdoor Ed Camp

Posted in camping / canoe / outdoor experience / support

The Grade 7&8 class went to Katepwa Lake Camp from May 16th-18th to embark on three days of fun-filled, educational activities.  Students were busy from early morning until well into the evening.  With activities such as canoeing, archery, wood burning, knitting, traditional toys and games,...


Green Garden Learning Space

Green Garden Learning Space

The staff and students at Miller have started a Green Garden Learning Space adjacent to their cafeteria. The space includes a native plant garden, fall-harvesting vegetable garden, a compost, a sitting area for students and staff, and student artwork. This new garden space incorporates all...


WW Brown High School

WW Brown High School

Posted in day trip / outdoor experience / support

SaskOutdoors was good enough to provide my Environmental Science 20 class at WW Brown High School in Langham with funding for an outdoors experience. We took two one day trips to off site locations to study different ecosystems. We did one trip to the Nisbet forest, just north of Duck Lake on...


Bernie Melanson Award for Lifetime Contributions to Environmental Education 2016

Posted in awards / environmental action / outdoor experience

Congratulations to Rhonda Phillips who is the 2016 recipient of the Bernie Melanson Award!  Past SaskOutdoors President, Barry Mitschke nominated and presented Rhonda with the Award at our Annual General Meeting in Lumsden on January 23, 2016. Have a listen to learn more about Bernie Melanson...


Prairie Sky School Taproot Trip

Prairie Sky School Taproot Trip

During the second week of school, the Taproots class was able to spend 3 days at Lumsden Beach Camp for an orientation and team building experience. We stayed in a cabin, prepared our meals as a group, and sang songs and told stories around the fire. The two nights that we spent at Lumsden...


Sakewew Permaculture and Treaty Education Program

Sakewew Permaculture and Treaty Education Program

The Sākewew Permaculture and Treaty Education program has now completed its third year of in-school and in-forest programming with grade nine students at Sākewew High School in North Battleford. The program is comprised of a series of half-day sessions with diverse and talented...


2015 Nimis Kahpimotate - Sister Journey Intercultural Canoe Trip

Posted in camping / canoe / outdoor experience / reconciliation

2015 Nimis Kahpimotate---Sister Journey---Intercultural Canoe Trip The 2015 Sister Journey, being the fourth year of the program, was initially designed as a “returnee” experience with the intention of building upon previous relationships and skills. Thus invitations were sent out during the...


Scott Collegiate Wilderness Adventure Club

Scott Collegiate Wilderness Adventure Club

Posted in camping / outdoor experience / support

The Scott Collegiate Wilderness Adventure Club (Stewardship Club) is an extra-curricular group that firmly believes in the benefit of outdoor activities and education for our students. We believe that outdoor activities help students become engaged and ethical global citizens with both a...


St Luke's School

St Luke's School

Mr. Wagner’s class was able to take part in two additional fieldtrips due to the generous support of SaskOutdoors and Sask Lotteries. 27 students took part as well as 4 adults. Before the trip, Leave No Trace Ethics were discussed in class and students were encouraged to practice them on each...


Marion Graham Environmental Science 20 Class goes to Brighwater

Marion Graham Environmental Science 20 Class goes to Brighwater

Posted in outdoor experience / support

Two environmental science classes at Marion Graham Collegiate got to learn about nature first-hand, thanks to a SaskOutdoors grant that paid for their transportation to Brightwater EcoCenter, just South of Saskatoon. Brightwater is a rich ecological and historical location that hosts a...


2014 Nimis Kahpimotate --- Sister Journey---Intercultural Canoe Trip

Posted in canoe / outdoor experience / reconciliation / support

After months of planning by a core group of First Nations and non-First Nations women, applications were received, in April, for the 2014 Nimis Kahpimotate trip. Participants were selected from a wide range of backgrounds, with two returnees from last year, thus adding to stability of the...


EcoJustice Goes to the Yukon

EcoJustice Goes to the Yukon

Read about the adventure when 23 grade 8 students and 6 adults journey 7,000km to the Yukon. Our ultimate destination and purpose was to provide our students with an understanding into the contested Peel Watershed. They selected the Peel as an area of study that became the focal point of...