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Nature-Based Learning

In 2021 Buena Vista became the first public school in Saskatoon to offer an outdoor-based learning program in pre-kindergarten to Grade 1. After the success of the outdoor learning approach in the early years, in 2022, Buena Vista expanded this to bring a nature-based learning focus officially to prekindergarten to Grade 5. Grade 6-8 will also be dipping their toes into the nature-based learning waters.

Nature-based learning includes a range of educational practices that are linked to improved academic achievement, holistic wellness, personal development, and environmental stewardship in students.

These practices may include:

  • Outdoor learning experiences
  • Nature-focused inquiry (in and out of the classroom)
  • Forest School approaches to early learning
  • Indigenous Land-based learning
  • Place based learning
  • Ecological/garden education

Please contact us at the school to talk about nature-based learning at BV. Our number is 306-683-7140.