Fall Land-Based Learning

Fall Land-Based Learning
Posted on 10/28/2022
This is the image for the news article titled Fall Land-Based LearningFall teachings typically include moose calling, plant harvest, tipi teachings, hide scraping and tanning, and outdoor cooking. On these particular outings, students learned about muskeg tea, mint tea, rat root, and chaga.

The High Prairie School Division is proud to include land-based learning in its educational programming. All teachings that take place on the land are connected to the classroom through the Alberta of Education program of studies. Relocating the classroom to the land allows for true connection with the earth, plants, animals, and one another. These teachings are always led by Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers and are an opportunity for students to receive the passing down of knowledge in a traditional way.

One of the most important aspects of land-based learning is the building of relationships not only with the land but also with each other. There is a richness of learning in sharing stories and family ancestry between the Elders and students in communities. This connection-building is important to discovering who we are, where we come from, and our place in the world.

For more information on land-based education, please feel free to reach out to your child's classroom teacher or Diane Bellerose at 780-523-3337.
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