The Take a Stand youth outreach program is specifically geared towards helping educators meet environmentally-oriented prescribed learning objectives (PLOs) in science, social studies, and fine arts. Appropriate for both elementary and secondary school students (Gr. 3-12), the Take a Stand program was developed to showcase our unique coastal wilderness, home to rich First Nations cultures, diverse and productive oceans, and the largest remaining temperate rainforest. To achieve our objectives, our group at the Centre for Coastal Science and Management at Simon Fraser University (SFU) has partnered with the creators of STAND, an award-winning documentary film that uses surfing and stand up paddleboarding to showcase the ecological, cultural, and aesthetic value of the West Coast. Through school visits centered around STAND screenings, discussions with filmmakers, and interactive activities, we aim to foster environmental stewardship in youth across the province and empower students to become agents of effective social and environmental change in their communities. Last but not least, thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, we are pleased to offer this program completely free of charge to participating schools!
To inquire about making a booking for your school, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
For a printable program brochure featuring select PLOs, click here.
For a printable list of all environmentally-oriented PLOs addressed by the Take A Stand program, click here.
For an annual report of our program's activities and successes in the 2015 school year, click here.
To learn more about what schools we’ve been visiting and our other activities, check out our Facebook Group