At LEPS our goal for our education program is to involve the citizens, young and old, of the Langleys in stewardship actions which raise awareness of the natural environment, ultimately leading to increased respect for and conservation of the biodiversity of our area.
We are achieving this goal through each of our education initiatives:
Our team of educators will visit your classroom, or meet you on location at one of our outdoor learning spaces, to present one of our many experiential, environmental education workshops. If you are wondering what workshop connects with what curriculum outcome please check out our 2017 curriculum tool.
EcoKits are a free environmental education resource provided by LEPS that can be adapted for any grade-level. The kits include information, activities and materials designed to make teaching and learning about environmental issues easier and more fun! EcoKits can be reserved through School District 35 Media Centre at 604-530.5151
The Farm to School Program strives to connect local farms with school cafeterias and classrooms to support local food production, create a connection with the farmer, help reduce our carbon footprint, and promote long term healthy eating habits by increasing access to local fruit and vegetables.
The vision for this program is to have local, fresh produce served at the Aldergrove Community Secondary School cafeteria. In 2012, the cafeteria started introducing local produce with a “create your own” sandwich bar and will integrate local produce into daily or weekly specials.
For more information about the provincial program, visit the provincial Farm to School Program website.
Established through a donation from Township of Langley Councilor Mel Kositsky, the fund offers bursaries to students who have volunteered with LEPS and are interested in pursuing a career in the environment.
LEPS staff is available to assist teachers establish, plan and implement school environmental clubs. Two examples of successful environment clubs are the Shortreed Elementary EcoTigers and the Environmental Scientific Investigators of Parkside Elementary.
The goal of the program is to have Langley High School students steward a local stream by annually monitoring the water quality. Using state-of-the-art field equipment, students will conduct up to 4 stream monitoring sessions within the school year. Students will gain experience in field methodology, data collection, analysis and report writing. The SSMP is designed to build bridges between youth, science and community watershed groups in order to monitor the health of our local waterways.
Storm Drain Marking Program
Paint a drain to save a fish! Mark the storm drains around your school with yellow fish. This symbol reminds residents that ALL DRAINS LEAD TO FISH HABITAT. All materials can be borrowed from LEPS. $100 deposit required.