Vision & Mission

Vision

We imagine a province where every person can experience a deep connection with nature, play and learn outdoors, and live in harmony with their natural surroundings.

Mission

The mission of SaskOutdoors is to connect people of Saskatchewan to the outdoors and inspire a sense of curiosity and play within our natural environment by passionately delivering programs and services that promote awareness of outdoor recreation and environmental stewardship.

SaskOutdoors Guiding Principles

Our Guiding Principles

 

Cooperation

SaskOutdoors works collaboratively with our diverse partners and seeks out new partners to achieve our mission.

Inclusivity

SaskOutdoors is welcoming of everyone, encourages diversity in our organization and values traditional ways of knowing.

Respect

SaskOutdoors respects our natural environment and each other as individuals while valuing our organization and all those we provide services to.

Sharing

SaskOutdoors works together to share our collective knowledge and experiences to help others to connect with the natural environment.

Appreciation

SaskOutdoors values and fosters a deep connection to the outdoors for all people in Saskatchewan.

Quality Education

SaskOutdoors will support outdoor environmental educational opportunities.

Environmental Responsibility

SaskOutdoors will demonstrate and encourage environmental stewardship.

Transparency

SaskOutdoors is open and forthright in our actions and communications.

The importance of outdoor education

Spending time outdoors boasts many benefits to a personʼs overall well-being. It has been proven to reduce stress and even increase focus and effective learning for most children. However, traditional curriculum shifted and intensified focus towards testbased accountability learning, leaves less emphasis on experiential outdoor learning. Immersive outdoor education and learning has been shown to provide endless benefits to a studentʼs overall well-being as well as improved test scores in many subjects.

Dedication to climate change education

SaskOutdoors' Climate Change Education Position Statement – “Today, we cannot facilitate outdoor and environmental education without addressing how the environment in our backyards, parks, and other natural spaces is changing due to climate change. We support all our members and the people of Saskatchewan who wish to connect with the beauty and wonder of nature. Thus, SaskOutdoors continues to advocate for the necessary climate education required to care for the outdoors.” (SaskOutdoors Climate Change Education Position Statement, 2019)