Focus: Exploring the connection between literacy development and nature-based learning experiences involving place-based Indigenous knowledge, storytelling, and learning through the natural environment.
Focus: Exploring how incorporating Indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing into repeated outdoor and nature-based learning experiences will support Indigenous and non-Indigenous literacy learning and foster student connections to place.
The NOIIE acknowledges the support of the Irving K Barber Learning Centre at UBC, the Vancouver Foundation, the Power to Give , the BC Ministry of Education and Child Care, and the BCPVPA through their publication of Spirals of Inquiry.
The offices of the NOIIE are situated on the unceded, ancestral territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We acknowledge and thank these Nations, along with many others where the work of the Network is carried out by educational leaders across British Columbia, the Yukon and beyond.