Programs and Events
Take it Outside! Film Premiere & Gala
November 4, 2023
November 5, 2023
On Saturday, November 4 the Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre in Wiarton will be the home of the Film Premiere “TAKE IT OUTSIDE,” a documentary with intimate access to four students through the 2021-22 school year. It was a unique year teaching important lessons about how education can adapt to children’s evolving needs.
As the kids navigate challenges like managing trauma and fitting in as a newcomer, it becomes clear that the more time they spend outside at school – be it during recess, an outdoor math game, a skateboard lesson or a field trip – the better prepared they are to handle what life throws at them.
TAKE IT OUTSIDE is one example of the growing global outdoor learning movement and shines a light on the challenges, rewards, and importance of creating this systemic change. Isla, Jayce, Tobi, and Mason’s stories and complex situations make the case that creating incremental but daring changes meets children where they are, rather than where we want them to be.
The evening show will coincide with our gala dinner (with Chef Rob Klunder - sample menu from a recent event at https://tinyurl.com/BEFMenu ) on-site at the OEC Lodge with guest speaker David McFall, the principal at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School who spearheaded TAKE IT OUTSIDE. McFall has been working hard to support more initiatives and teachings based in the outdoors.
OEC Open House
October 15, 2023
October 15, 2023
Come one, come all to the third annual OEC Open House!
This family-friendly afternoon features fun for all ages, with games, skills demonstrations, crafts, activities, and snacks by the campfire.
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