Outdoor Education Program
The Outdoor Education Program is a 2.5-day program offered to all grade five students in the Western Region of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District. It is made possible by the shared vision of its partners which include the NLESD, Qalipu First Nation, Qalipu Cultural Foundation, Parks Canada and Killdevil Camp and Conference Centre. This program is offered in picturesque Gros Morne National Park where students, teachers and chaperones gather annually. The program is framed by a hands-on learning approach and fulfills provincial curriculumn out-comes through the completion of seven lessons and a range of additional activities. It is a unique fusion of core studies and Indigenous traditional knowledge that encourages environmental stewardship among our youth. The program also provides a safe space that promotes inclusivity, supports diversity, and encourages social growth.
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