Summer Learning Institute

I have a better understanding of Indigenous practices and I will be more aware of my actions and how my words about Indigenous topics can inform the opinions and actions of my students.

- Teacher, West Vancouver Secondary School Pro-D Day, September 2018

Summer Learning Institute 2022

Explorations in Environmental and Indigenous Learning: A Three-Day Educator Retreat

The Summer Learning Institute Educator Retreat is a specially designed overnight program for adult educators interested in deepening their understanding of instructional strategies and approaches in place-based, environmental and indigenous education.

Experienced educators, as well as those who are new to the field are sure to gain through this immersive 3-day experience. This retreat is ideal for teachers, outdoor program leaders, post secondary students and any other educator looking for an immersive professional development opportunity.


Length: 3 days, 2 nights (optional early arrival)

Dates: Monday, August 22nd, 2022 – Wednesday, August 24th, 2022

Cost: Includes all lodging, meals and workshop sessions

Early Bird $550 until July 31st, 2022, $625 after July 31st, 2022.

Workshop Goals

  • Explore and evaluate a variety of outdoor and environmental instructional approaches and how these can be situated in, with and about place.
  • Develop and extend your knowledge of indigenous ways of connecting learning to place.
  • Grow personal networks of outdoor and place-based learning practitioners.

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