Valleycliffe Elementary Outdoor Classroom

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Welcome to the SD48 Learning Hub!

 

This blog-style webpage features projects from schools across our district that demonstrate our common goal for educational excellence:

 

"We will create safe, purposeful and powerful learning environments in order that all students can think critically, create, collaborate, contribute and learn."divider

March 2021

Since the Fall of 2014, the students, teachers and community have created a

world-class outdoor learning habitat.

We have restored a wetland, planted over 2000 plants and trees, installed signage, created wandering paths, a gathering circle, planted pollinator gardens and a pollinator meadow, created and planted edible gardens, as well as built fences and removed invasive species. 

Garden Map

 

We are fortunate to have a space on the Traditional Territory of the Swx̱wú7mesh Nation that includes many healthy ecosystems, which we can learn about, be stewards of, and enjoy.

 

Indigenous Plant Trail

 

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In our Outdoor Classroom, you will find garden beds, pollinator gardens and a pollinator meadow, a forest, an ephemeral wetland, an Indigenous plant trail, and a gathering space. Our Outdoor Classroom is home to many including amphibians such as Salamanders (Long-toed and Northwestern), the Pacific Tree Frog, Western Toad (Species at Risk), Red-Legged Frog (Species at Risk), many birds including Chickadees and Northern Flickers, mammals such as the Little Brown Myotis (Species at Risk), and reptiles such as the Alligator Lizard. 

 

 

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