We were pleased to welcome our partners with the North Shore Credit Union, the Squamish Nation, staff, friends and supporters of the Outdoor School to the official opening of the Environmental Learning Centre in Paradise Valley on June 20.
This remarkable structure reflects the environmental principles it will convey through the educational programs and events that will be held in this fabulous building. The facility, set in a magnificent forest with a tree-house aesthetic, includes a welcoming space, featuring a nature gallery, exhibition space; assembly/dining hall, and classroom/learning spaces. The building is both energy and water efficient fitting into the area’s ecosystem, and befitting of the centre’s purpose for environmental leadership and learning.
The opening of the North Shore Credit Union Environmental Learning Centre complete Phase 1 of a multi-phase revitalization process of the North Vancouver Outdoor School. Subsequent phases include the replacement of the accommodations for adults and students, as well as the establishment of additional instructional spaces suited for on-site environmental research.
The Outdoor School has provided exceptional instructional programs for 43 consecutive years. The new North Shore Credit Union Environmental Learning Centre will help ensure continued operation of this educational centre for future generations!
To get a view of the new building, both inside and out, use the YouTube link below. In cooperation with the Province of BC, the Canadian Wood Council / Wood WORKS! BC program provided the filming.
The sun shined on our very special event!