When you think of a typical grade 8 classroom, you probably envision a space filled with rows of desks and a blackboard at the front of the room. Saskatoon’s EcoQuest class is definitely not your typical classroom.
EcoQuest brings 28 grade 8 students together from across the city and allows them to learn in the natural world. It’s an outdoor experiential program that not only encourages students to embrace the natural world, but gives them the opportunity to grow as individuals and especially as leaders.
In part one of Episode Eight, Eric speaks with Tyler Rittinger, who has been teaching the EcoQuest program for the past eight years. He also meets some of the students who are embracing this unique opportunity. Part two will follow the students as they weave their way through Saskatoon working on an assignment. It will drop on January 17th.
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