SaskOutdoors (the Saskatchewan Outdoor and Environmental Education Association) has been supporting outdoor and environmental education in Saskatchewan for almost 50 years! A Professional Growth Network (previously, a Special Subject Council) of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation, over the years SaskOutdoors has hosted eco-tours, camping trips, conferences, workshops, courses, in-service training, and professional development opportunities. They have connected and partnered educators, lent equipment, and had a whole lot of fun! SaskOutdoors is currently working on strengthening their network by developing policies and procedures that will help them to grow effectively, adapt to change, and live out their mission and vision. SaskOutdoors is Saskatchewan’s longtime provincial coordinator for Project WILD, Project WET, Growing Up WILD, Flying WILD, Below ZERO, and WILD About Sports. Each year they offer canoe certification courses, wilderness first aid courses, an eco-tour/nature retreat, opportunities to explore nearby nature, introductory canoeing and cross country skiing opportunities, and much more!
SaskOutdoors turns 50 in 2019. To celebrate, they are co-hosting the Action on Climate Change through Education Conference in partnership with the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM), and both the Sustainability Education Policy Network (SEPN) and the Sustainability Education Research Institute (SERI) at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. The Call for Proposals is open until January 15, 2019! — We hope you can join us in May!
For more information on SaskOutdoors visit SaskOutdoors.org.