Gateway Gazette

Millarville School News: Getting Out There

 

MCS - students with mapOver the past two weeks, we have had trips to the Calgary Zoo, Mt. Yamnuska, Kananaskis (3 trips total!), Mrs. Stabler’s garden, and Millarville Ridge. We live in an ideal location to get outside and learn in and with nature.
Richard Louv said it best in his book “Last Child in the Woods,”

MCS - student hike“Time in nature is not leisure time; it’s an essential investment in our children’s health (and also, by the way, in our own).”

At MCS, we strive to embody the importance of raising globally-minded, healthy, and environmentally conscious citizens. We encourage exploration of the natural world IN the natural world that is our own backyard. While all of our teachers embody this idea of learning through action and in nature, I would like to send a huge shout-out to Mr. Beacom and Ms. Elliott.

Both of these inspiring individuals have made it their life’s work to encourage an appreciation of the outdoors and work tirelessly to ensure our students are prepared to meet and rise above the challenges posed by these experiences. A very sincere thank-you to both of them and to the supporting team of parent volunteers who make these trips a reality.

Sincerely,
Glenn Gibson

MCS - school trip

 

Thank-You to all of our camp volunteers:

Keith Grusing, Russ Fisher, Mike Carson, Brian McClinchey, Jody McChesney, Kristen McAllister, Andrea Matovich, Pat Sullivan, Brian Dunne, Tara Conroy, Shelley Smith and Mr. Hanson.

And to all the parents who joined us for the day at Forget-Me-Not Pond!

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