CoDesign for grades 11 and 12 offers a unique blend of individual, self directed learning combined with online peer collaboration. This course consists of 5 integrated courses and provides you with the opportunity to explore interdisciplinary ideas in a stimulating and engaging environment.
Theme: Wild Earth Outdoors
SelfDesign’s Wild Earth Outdoors program combines online learning with outdoor activity trips. It is designed for grade 11 and 12 learners living anywhere in the province of BC. SelfDesign’s Wild Earth Outdoors is an experiential learning program that immerses young people in nature while connecting to a community of likeminded youth. Previous outdoor experience or a peak level of fitness is not necessary. Activities and coursework encourage the growth of self-awareness, connection to community and the natural environment, with a goal of developing a foundation of self-authorship in each youth.
Learners will earn 20 course credits in SelfDesign’s Wild Earth program. The learning outcomes for these courses are engaged through individual integrated projects, as well as group projects and experiences – collected into a learning portfolio.
The following courses are covered:
Wild Earth is concentrated in the spring session, February to June – however, 10% of the activities will be completed in the fall session.
Mentor : Blue Netherclift
This program combines weekly online group work with in-person outdoor learning and youth-led expeditions in various locations around BC.
The first session of the year will include:
The second session of the year will focus on in-person group adventure experiences across southern BC, including:
September - January
February - June
|1 - 1 or group online sessions with online coursework & planning||
February - online group 3 day intensive
|5 day Introduction trip (Sept/Oct)||
March - Online group 5 day intensive (includes Theory & Planning)
April / May - Squamish Adventure Tourism and Forestry & Environment + West Coast Backpacking - 14 days
June - Bella Coola Wilderness & Indigenous Culture - 10 days
CoDesign Wild Earth Outdoors requires a fee of $1400. A deposit of $250 is required to hold your spot in this program.
Please note: The program fee does NOT include travel/transportation costs to the trip locations. We will work to help rideshare where possible to reduce costs and travel time for families. Inevitably for the more remotely-based families there will be an added expense for travel to destination or shuttle pick up points.
By RSVPing, your name will be added to our waitlist and you can expect a follow up conversation to answer any of your questions or concerns and to find out if CoDesign is a good fit for you.