We hope this post finds you all enjoying this beautiful sunshine! Please see some new opportunities and resources below!

Picnic & AGM

B. Outside would like to invite you to our upcoming Picnic & AGM on May 15th  at 4:30-6:00.

We will be connecting, celebrating, and looking ahead to next year’s upcoming events, with food and drinks. Please register here by May 12th.

Enter to win door prizes & let us know if you would like to join our executive team!

We hope to see you there!

BYSN Climate Project Challenge

BYSN and SFU Centre for Dialogue are excited to announce the BYSN Climate Project ChallengeElementary and Secondary student groups are invited to submit project proposals by **May 10 at 11:59** (extended deadline) for the chance to present their ideas at an Evening Dinner Celebration on May 18. Each group has an opportunity to win $1000 to execute their projects! For more details regarding the event and event proposal submissions, see the QR Code on the attached flyer or visit https://bit.ly/BYSNCPC.  School teams are encouraged to submit new sustainability ideas or share what they are already working on!

Attendance: Please follow the link if you would like to attend the Evening Dinner Celebration hosted at SFU on Thursday, May 18 and hear from Mireta Strandberg-Salmon who was awarded Canada’s Top 25 Environmentalist under 23 years of age (and Burnaby School District Alumni) : https://forms.office.com/r/aYhjMGL4nt

4 Seasons Indigenous of Indigenous Learning

Early bird registration is now OPEN for the upcoming 4 Seasons of Indigenous Learning 2023-2024 initiative offered by the Outdoor Learning Store.They have confirmed an incredible line-up of Indigenous presenters, including:

  • Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Kevin Lamoureux
  • Dr. Niigaanwewidam (Niigaan) James Sinclair
  • Smokii Sumac
  • Ariana Roundpoint
  • Dr. Christopher Horsethief
  • Bonnie Harvey
  • Nasuʔkin (Chief) Joe Pierre
  • Sophie Pierre
  • Doug Anderson
  • Jenna Jasek

Risk-Benefit Assessment for Outdoor Play: A CanadianToolkit

Explore this new resource here!
“The Risk Benefit Assessment Toolkit, developed by the Child Nature Alliance of Canada, supports practitioners who encourage children’s outdoor play. It takes a balanced approach to risk and safety. The toolkit was created it because of growing concerns that children are overprotected when playing outdoors or stopped from going outside altogether. As a result, they miss out on the joy and sense of adventure they should have from playing outside, and lose out on the long-term benefits of outdoor play.”