At LEPS, the 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 (either in-person or virtually) or meet you on location at one of our outdoor learning spaces to present one of our many experiential, environmental education workshops. For program details and pricing check out our 2023 – 2023 Brochure.
Digital Resources for Educators
LEPS has curated a large database of resources for educators to incorporate local sustainability issues into their curriculum. Our favourite guides, lesson plans, and activities are organized into topics, and then further by age group. You can find our collection of resources for educators at the link below.
If you have any questions about the resources or how to use them, you can contact our education department at [email protected].
This program is available for grade 3 to 7 classes from Langley or Surrey in either the spring or the fall. For six weeks (alternate weeks in the spring, consecutive weeks in the fall) classes visit the Langley Demonstration Garden to learn where food comes from, how it grows from a seed, and how it gets to our plates. With hands-on activities outdoors, students explore plant biology, soil health, farming, pollination, and the food system as a whole. Healthy food and learning from the natural world are ongoing themes. Teachers wishing to use the Nature’s Classroom program with an existing school garden can ask about having a portion of the sessions at their school, or are welcome to utilize the Nature’s Classroom curriculum themselves; it is available for free on our Resources page. Contact LEPS early to participate, as the program reaches capacity every year. Please note, we try to group grades 3-5 in the spring (after spring break to mid-June), and grades 5-7 in the fall (mid-September to end of October).
LEPS Bursary Fund
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.
School – Based Environmental Clubs
ECOKIT EDUCATION PROGRAM
The LEPS EcoKit have been retired as of the 2021-2022 school year. However, we are keeping the resources alive by selecting winning classrooms to receive their very own kit!
Teachers or schools who book 3 same-day workshops qualify for a free EcoKit for the classroom or school! Order of bookings determines order of choice.
Kits include lesson plans, activities, books, tools, manipulatives, and equipment.
TOPICS: Salmon, Wildlife, Botany, Frogs, Waste, Climate, Bugs, Ecology, Plants.
RESOURCES FOR RENT
LEPS has two mini EcoKits available to borrow from our office. Each EcoKit includes resources, lesson plans, posters, and other activities. See full list of included resources below. TOPICS: Watersheds or Waste
Owl Pellet Dissection
A science experiment straight from the owls mouth! Teach the food chain, animal structure, ecology, and anatomy and history. *Limited availability, $1/pellet.
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.
All materials can be borrowed from LEPS at 604.534.0339 or [email protected]
Book a Environmental Education Workshop Today!
Contact our Education Coordinator to book an environmental education workshop for your class