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:
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).
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 mini EcoKits, available to borrow from our office. TOPICS: Watersheds, Waste, Owl Pellet Dissection
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