Summer Learning Institute

I have a better understanding of Indigenous [cultural] 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

Explorations in Environmental and Indigenous Cultural 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 cultural education.

Experienced educators, as well as those who are new to the field are sure to gain through this 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 available)
  • Dates: Monday, July 29, 2019 – Wednesday, July 31, 2019
  • Cost: Early Bird $525 until July 19, 2019, $625 after July 20, 2019. Includes all lodging, meals and workshop sessions *Prices do not include applicable fees and tax 

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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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For more information, please contact:

Booking Coordinator
604.898.5422 ext 246