At HCTF, we believe that caring about the environment begins by working with other organizations to provide more opportunities to learn and experience BC’s biodiversity firsthand.
We are incredibly fortunate to have such a fantastic quality and quantity of parks in this province, and what better way keep the legacy of these protected areas alive than by making sure BC’s young people can experience them first-hand. BC Parks has been a long standing partner with the HCTF to deliver quality education resources and programs. With the support of the BC Parks license plate program, the following areas are being supported by BC Parks:
- GO Grants -Looking to take your class on a field trip to one of BC’s amazing parks? You can access $600 per class or $3,500 per school in grants to take a field trip.
- School Programs– If you can’t make it out to park you can bring a park to your school with the Environmental Exchange Box Program. The exchange box is a physical box that your class curates and shares with another class in BC. It’s a great opportunity to learn about your local environment, share with other and reflect on the biodiversity in our province.
- K-12 Resources– Are you looking to supercharge your next field trip or visit to a BC Park? Access some of the field trip resources below that can bring your experience to the next level while also linking to curriculum objectives. A new series of learning resources, Let’s Go to Series, is dedicated to providing ideas for outdoor and hands-on field trips. The series includes the following educator modules:
Check out more resources for this series in the outdoor learning section of our Resource Room.
Other Partners and Networks
The following are some of our partners that we collaborate with to offer programs, resources, workshops and events. Checkout some of their websites for more educational resource materials!
- Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN)
- Classrooms to Communities
- Canadian Wildlife Federation (Project WILD and Below Zero)
- Environmental Educators Provincial Specialist Association (EEPSA)
- Growing Up Wild
- Metro Vancouver
- Nature Kids
- Project Learning Tree (PLT) Canada and PLT International
- Project WET Canada and Project WET International