Category: Education

Ocean Literacy Camp at Tribune Bay for province’s female secondary students

Young women enrolled in secondary school in British Columbia are invited to take their learning, leadership and love of the environment to a whole new level this July in a new and exciting outdoor education program and adventure camp on breathtaking Hornby Island. Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Center in partnership with Ocean Wise and School District 71 Comox Valley are offering an all-female camp for students ages 15 – 18.

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Valley students continue a Tradition of Excellence at Provincial Destination Imagination Tournament

Thirteen School District 71 teams participated in the Destination Imagination (DI) Provincial Tournament 7 April at Johnston Heights Secondary School in Surrey and came home with very impressive finishes. SD71 students took three provincial championship titles and seven other finishes in the top three at this year’s tournament showcasing once again their skill and talent.

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Global Peace Depends on Justice in Israel/Palestine

Palestinian-born and Canadian-raised Robert Massoud, who hails from Toronto, is the founder of Zatoun fair trade products from Palestine. Moussad will be visiting Vancouver Island in May, engaging Canadians to learn more and empathize with Palestinians and their struggle for a just peace for Israel/Palestine. His Comox Valley appearance takes place on Monday, May 7 at 7 pm at the Comox United Church, 250 Beach Ave, in Comox. Food samplings made from Zatoun fair trade extra virgin olive oil and za’atar herb blend will be featured.

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Science Pub Explores Trees and Community!

The Cumberland Community Forest Society (CCFS) is hosting the second event in their NEW 2018 CCFS Science Pub Series, where experts, elders, ecologists, artisans and local knowledge holders share stories, insights and understanding about the science and mysteries of life of earth. The next CCFS Science Pub is Wednesday April 25th and its all about Trees!

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Wilderness within; wilderness without. Exploring psyche and nature through the film “Into the Wild”

In this lecture on the need to live in or close to wilderness Dr. Kepner uses the film “Into the Wild” to explore analytically one young man’s desperate attempt to heal a broken psyche through an experience of wilderness. Joseph Campbell’s themes of the archetypal heroic will be explored in light of current, changing conceptions of the archetype. As wilderness disappears, what implications for Soul and psyche resound?

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CVN invites the public to learn about Vancouver Island Paleontology and the Vancouver Island Paleontology Society

The Vancouver Island Paleontological Society (VIPS) was formed after the discovery of a large marine reptile called an Elasmosaur along the banks of the Puntledge River. VIPS is a non-profit society of professional and amateur paleontologists based in Courtenay. One of the goals of VIPS is to promote public awareness of our fossil heritage by providing educational information about ancient life through field trips, presentation, and displays.

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A Lesson for Youth in Reconciliation

SD71 Secondary students came together at Glacier View School March 21st to learn about and share in discussions on reconciliation and to explore what actions to take to enhance greater support among cultures today and into the future.

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Launch of a new education series for the entrepreneurial artist.

Comox Valley Arts launches a series of courses for the entrepreneurial artist called Business Sense for Makers and Creators, running through April and May!

Three different sets of workshops cover a myriad of marketing and business-building skills and strategies that will give new and established artists a boost in confidence and competence promoting their work.

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Youth and Reconciliation Gathering

On behalf of Bruce Carlos, District Principal, Aboriginal Education Services, School District #71 (Comox Valley) extends an invitation to the upcoming Reconciliation Gathering for Leadership Students

Several of our Aboriginal Education staff have organized a spectacular day for Secondary Leadership students next week (March 21). Former Chief Counsellor, Rob Everson, will be one of the speakers during this day. We have also secured a strong Aboriginal youth speaker from Vancouver, Valeen Jules, to inspire our youth.

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