Program Length

Single day

Recommended Grades

Grades K-12


Millard Learning Centre


Year round

Curriculum Topics

  • First People’s traditional ecological knowledge, sustainable cultivation practices and use of native plants for food and medicine
  • Applied Plant Science field skills and ecological restoration
  • Sustainable food systems (Permaculture and Agroforestry) and Climate Change

UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • 12- Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 13- Climate Action
  • 15- Life on Land

People-Plant Relationships

Grow an awareness of how you use plants in your daily life and compare and contrast this with others’ experiences. Help care for native plants traditionally used by Coast Salish peoples within the Nuts’a’maat Forage Forest by lending a hand with weeding, pruning and seed collection. Learn about traditional Coast Salish uses of plants such as Western Red Cedar, Camas, and Soapberry (X’Pey, speenhw, Sxuesum – Hul’qumi’num) through an interactive search & find game in the Forage Forest.

Forest Bathing

Experience the healing power of nature as we practice sit spots, sound mapping and breathing together. These simple nature-based awareness practices will help you tune into your class’s emotions and soothe daily anxieties.

Sensory-Based Native Plant Identification

Use your sight, smell, touch and taste senses to identify edible and medicinal wild, native plants. Take home a nature journal where you record all your observations.

Foraged Teas and Salves

Learn the basics of ethical and sustainable foraging. Harvest wild native plants like Douglas-fir and Yerba Buena and make your very own forest tea or a topical herbal healing ointment (salve).

Take Home Materials

For a continued immersive experience, each participant will take home a sample of a dried herbal forest tea or a native plant salve they made throughout the day.


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