Teacher Survey - Learning Outdoors
Thank you for taking the time to complete this short 3 minute survey. We are collecting feedback from both elementary and secondary school teachers to determine the best route forward in terms of developing resources in the form of an outdoor education toolkit.
Outdoor classrooms are gaining ground as important spaces for learning other than a traditional classroom.
Please select your school district
5 Southeast Kootenay
6 Rocky Mountain
8 Kootenay Lake
10 Arrow Lakes
23 Central Okanagan
40 New Westminster
42 Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows
44 North Vancouver
45 West Vancouver
46 Sunshine Coast
47 Powell River
48 Howe Sound
49 Central Coast
50 Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte
52 Prince Rupert
53 Okanagan - Similkameen
54 Bulkley Valley
57 Prince George
58 Nicola - Similkameen
59 Peace River North
60 Peace River South
61 Greater Victoria
64 Gulf Islands
67 Okanagan Skaha
68 Nanaimo - Ladysmith
71 Comox Valley
72 Campbell River
74 Golden Trail
79 Cowichan Valley
81 Fort Nelson
82 Coast Mountains
83 North Okanagan - Shuswap
84 Vancouver Island West
85 Vancouver Island North
91 Nechako Lakes
What grade do you currently teach?
LEARNING OUTSIDE THE TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM
In this section, we want to determine how often you are using the outdoor space on/off of school grounds. Is there a dedicated outdoor learning space or are you interested in developing one?
How often during the week do you take your students outdoors (excluding recess, lunch and field trips)
O times a week
1-2 times a week
3-4 times a week
If you take your students outside more than once a week, how long are you outside?
30 minutes to an hour
Over an hour
Two hours or longer
Do you currently have an outdoor space on school grounds where students can learn safely.
Do you use a local green space like a public park or community garden as an outdoor space for learning?
Moving forward, will you be using outdoor educational learning more than the indoor classroom
What types of resources would you like to see from organizations like SPEC that would help you learn outside the classroom. (Please select all that apply)
Teacher toolkits (curriculum specific)
Free lesson plans
Checklist of supplies and items required to teach outdoors
Funding sources (i.e. grants and in-kind donations)
Resources on being outdoors in all seasons
What area of curriculum would you like resources for?
Physical and Health Education
Do you have anything else you would like to add or recommend?
We appreciate you taking the time to fill out this survey! For more information on school garden and nature based free resources, please visit the School Gardens Program page at
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