The HCTF Education’s WILD Schools program is a free, whole-school, multi- year initiative for K-8 schools to support outdoor and place-based learning. Schools are assigned a WildBC Facilitator who will work with your school to provide professional development, resources, support, and ideas. The program is flexible and offers a wide range of opportunities to support environmental teaching and learning, outdoor experiences with nature and conservation connections and engagement within your local community.


How to Apply:

  • Be a K-8 school in BC.

  • Dedicate some pro-d time toward your WILD Schools pro-d session(s).

  • Select a theme based to start with based one of our resources:

    • Ecosystems (Project WILD& Growing Up WILD)

    • Water and Watersheds (Project WET & Getting Little Feet WET)

    • Forests (Project Learning Tree PreK-8 Environmental Education & PLT Earl Years)

  • Apply by May 1st.

Applications will open on March 1st via HCTF’s SurveyApply application system.

Wild Schools Overview


What does the Wild Schools program include?

  • Up to 45 hours of support by a dedicated WildBC Facilitator/school year.

  • Up to 10 hours of professional development for staff/school year.

  • Free resources including:

    • Educator guides

    • School kit

  • Funding-small funding grant toward your Year 3 school-wide projects

Wild Schools Overview

For more WILD School resources click here.

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