The Langley Outdoor Education program seeks to nurture practices of learning and teaching to include a significant portion of the school year spent in meaningful, outdoor place based settings throughout Langley. Learning is cultivated in local places close to the program schools and in other parts of Langley. Experiences in natural settings are made so that diversity, complexity, stewardship and sustainability become part of the students’ understanding of their place and world. Educators use the current curriculum and the CARE document to organize and conceptualize environmental learning.
COMPLEXITY: considering the complexity and inter-relatedness of natural and human-created systems, and how humans interact with and affect those systems
AESTHETICS: developing an aesthetic appreciation for the natural world that encourages students to learn about and protect the environment
RESPONSIBILITY: providing opportunities for students to take responsible action and explore the environmental impact of their decisions and actions
ETHICS: providing opportunities to practice an environmental ethic based on an examination of values that can give rise to new visions, possibilities and actions