This course is open to all students grades 10-12 who have completed PE 9. Students who complete the course
will receive a PE credit toward graduation.
Lkwungen Outdoor Education offers an immersive exploration of our local area through the participation of
outdoor activities on the land and waters. Students will develop the skills and knowledge required to engage
safely and skillfully in a variety of outdoor activities as they explore topics related to the land, such as
traditional food systems, environmental stewardship and resource management, and how these traditional
practices integrate within our current physical, social, and cultural environments. This course may be of
particular interest to students passionate about the outdoors, biology, ecology and environmental sciences, or
traditional knowledge and ways of knowing. Through collaboration with outdoor programming at local middle
schools, opportunities for students to develop and practice leadership skills will also be explored.
Activities may include:
● First-Aid Certification
● Coastal Flatwater & Ocean Canoeing
● Hiking & Backpacking
● Local Food and Medicine Harvesting, Processing and Sustainable Management Practices:
○ Fishing, Shellfish harvesting, Native Plant cultivation and harvesting
● Land, Marine & Watershed Stewardship Activities:
○ Invasive Species Removal, Native Species Reclamation
○ Water Quality Monitoring, Coastal Waterways & Shoreline Cleanup
Driven by student interest, opportunity for students to engage in the Lkwungen lands as well as neighboring
territories through other means will also be explored and may include:
● Stand-Up Paddleboarding
● Rock climbing
● Scuba Diving
Though this program sits within the timetable, participation in many out-trip activities will require students to
commit time outside the regular class schedule.
To ensure student safety and optimal learning, students will require appropriate clothing and footwear for the
elements. All specialized safety gear and activity specific equipment will be provided. No fees will be
associated with the program and relief from barriers to participation will be actively explored.