If your classroom, school, school district or organization’s budget doesn’t currently allow you to order outdoor learning equipment, consider these alternative sources of funding:
There are many financial supports available to respond to COVID-19 using outdoor & environmental education. Contact your local community foundation for details.
Schools often have a PAC that will support these types of purchases
Many local governments have grant-in-aid programs that can support this type of purchase
Most communities have community foundations which would gladly support purchases like these
Often will have sponsorship programs available to support schools in this way
Lions, Rotary, Kinsmen and other service clubs will often support schools in this way
Check out kbee.ca for more outdoor learning activities
Stay tuned for stories and ideas from fellow educators across the province!
Simple equipment options make learning outside easy and effective.
Options like clipboards that make standing and walking learning options
Equipment that supports place-based learning (like field guides and binoculars)
Gear that keeps students and their stuff comfortable and dry