In the Classroom

We collaborate with local teachers, traditional knowledge holders and researchers to facilitate educational events for youth in the CRD public school system. Check out our past and current projects:

Tapestry’s Changemakers in Action: Climate Across the Curriculum Conference

Register NOW for Tapestry's Changemakers in Action: Climate Across the Curriculum conference at Belmont Secondary on Friday, February 16, 2024.  This conference is for K-12 Teachers and Community Educators. It will be held from 8:30 to…
UVic Living Lab Project students

Big Canoe Program

Living Lab provides enrichment to the Big Canoe Program, a place-based learning program at Shoreline middle school. The program allows middle school youth (grades 6-8) to learn about the importance of the Gorge waterway on traditional Lekwungen…
UVic Living Lab Project water testing

Talen Tests The Waters From Bowker Creek

During River's Day (Sept. 22, 2019) Talen, with help from some Oak Bay High students and Biology Teacher, Mr. Derek Shrubsol, collected some water from Bowker Creek. At UVic, the water was filtered and then the filter paper placed on media that…
UVic Living Lab Project lab analysis

SAYL in the University of Victoria’s Biology Lab with Dr John Taylor and Matt Miller

The University of Victoria - Biology Lab with Matt Miller and John Taylor. After we collected sand and water samples from Cadboro Bay, we brought them to the University of Victoria's biology lab to be analyzed.  We had a special guest drop…
UVic Living Lab Project science adventure

Digital Scholarship Commons and Science Venture

We were able to spend the last part of our Science Camp with UVIC's Digital Scholarship Commons and Science Venture. Dr Matt Huculak and his team introduced the youth to coding and circuit boarding. Digital Scholarship Commons with Dr.…
UVic Living Lab Project students

Local History with Nick Claxton and John Lutz

Local History with Dr John Lutz and Dr Nick Claxton. John showed the youth historical maps.  He talked about the importance of maps and our right to fight for our traditional food systems. Nick taught us about the importance of bringing back…