The DSBN recognizes the importance schools have in preparing our students to take their place as informed, engaged and empowered citizens who will be pivotal in shaping our schools, our communities, our country and our global environment.
Environmental education in our school’s focuses on teaching and learning, student engagement, community connections and environmental leadership.
The District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) is committed to the provision of opportunities for all students to experience learning in an outdoor natural environment. In addition to outdoor/educational programs at our schools, DSBN students have the opportunity to visit our DSBN Adventure and Living Campuses. These campuses provide students a broad range of outdoor experiential learning opportunities. The Outdoor programs offered at these facilities empower students through exploration and discovery to develop a connection to nature. Outdoor Education at the DSBN’s Living Campus and DSBN Adventure Campus involves students in our natural environment in ways that develop environmental stewardship, encourage healthy living, and provide opportunities for students to develop skills in a variety of outdoor activities that enhance well-being and are environmentally sustainable. Implementation of both Environmental and Outdoor Education programs align to the Strategies and Actions as listed in the “Acting Today, Shaping Tomorrow” document.
The DSBN believes that all students should have equal access to these opportunities and there should be no barriers to participation in any of the programs provided at our schools, at the DSBN outdoor campuses or through our community partnerships.