Category: Education

Meeting Students Where They’re At, The Arden Way

At Arden Elementary, a pretty cool approach to learning is underway. It’s been in place for about six years now and evolved from a group of early primary teachers engaged in a Professional Learning Community. The teachers were interested in exploring alternative ways to better serve the needs of their learners. The results are showing favourably and there is a great deal of excitement regarding the work being done. It’s known as Response to Instruction (RTI), a learning approach that focuses on the specific needs of students.

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Elasmosaur’s Birthday Party

The Elasmosaur is celebrating its’ 80,000,030th birthday with a party at the museum. The winter of 1988 was a season of new beginnings for palaeontology in the scenic Comox Valley. Even though professional palaeontologists and geologists had surveyed Vancouver Island many times throughout the past 125 years, it was the efforts of two local amateurs that would bring the region to the attention of the world.

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Presentation on Winter 2018-2019 Hiking in Mexico

Ole, Viva Mexico! Baja Mexico has beautiful wild countryside, unusual plant forms, a warm, dry climate, beaches, mountains and canyons to explore, and friendly people. Come learn about low cost hiking, camping and travel opportunities from Susan Holvenstot, who has travelled extensively in Baja California, the closest part of Mexico.

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Comox Valley Nature March Monthly FREE Annual Public Nature Walk at Rosewall Creek

Comox Valley Nature is pleased to re-start its 2018 end-of-summer monthly free public nature walk series As part of its educational mandate Comox Valley Nature invites the public to monthly public nature interpretive walks to experience and understand local sites of environmental interest. Each year since 2010 CVN has led a citizen science data collecting interpretive nature walk along Rosewall Creek to the falls.

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Emoto Peace Project Presentation

Michiko Hayashi visits the Comox Valley on Thursday, July 19 to present the Discoveries of Dr. Emoto. Dr. Emoto was a revolutionary Japanese researcher who studied water and how people could change the pattern of the crystals with positive or negative words, thoughts and music. Dr. Emoto outlined these discoveries in his New York Times bestseller, “The Hidden Messages in Water.”

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Historical re-enactment of the 1918 Ginger Goodwin Funeral Procession this Saturday

he community is invited to be part of an exciting historical re-enactment of the 1918 Ginger Goodwin Funeral Procession on Saturday June 23rd at 4 pm in Cumberland BC.

“His funeral was the biggest this town had ever seen, and they carried his white coffin high. It stretched from the main street all the way to the graveyard and everybody knew why, and there wasnt a single dry eye” ~ from the song “The Day They Shot Ginger Down” by Gordon Carter

2018 marks the 100-year commemoration of the shooting death of Albert ‘Ginger’ Goodwin. Join the Cumberland Museum and Archives and Miners Memorial Weekend to re-create this important event in both local and Canadian history.

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Fire-Pit Pavilion soon to be built on Hornby Island to enrich a historical gathering place

Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Society in partnership with the Timber Framers Guild are in for a major build project that will enhance the aesthetics and extend the use of a popular education and training center on Hornby Island.  Touted as the jewel of the Pacific, the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre (TBOEC) will soon have a fire-pit pavilion erected on its grounds, replacing the current open pit.  The new covered structure will become the architectural focal point and enhance the setting and the environment of Tribune Bay. Opportunity to donate and support the community build project still available. 

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Former staff will gather at G.P. Vanier on Oct. 20 for the school’s 50th birthday

A group of retired staff members from G.P. Vanier Secondary is inviting anyone who worked at the school from its opening in 1968 to the present to attend a 50-year reunion party on Oct. 20. All of the nearly 800 teachers, administrators, education assistants, office staff, and custodians who were employed at Vanier over its first 50 years are welcome to attend the school’s golden anniversary.

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