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