Field Excursions

The 9th World Environmental Education Congress invites you to partake in Field Excursions taking place on Thursday, September 14 and Friday, September 15. In collaboration with WEEC 2017, these offsite excursions will allow you to take in local sights while seeing examples of how Environmental Education is being delivered in British Columbia, Canada.

Bookmark this page and visit it often as we’ll keep adding Field Excursions in the lead up to WEEC 2017. Delegates can sign up for an option field excursion during the online registration process.


Thursday, September 14 – Sea to Sky Outdoor School at Camp Elphinstone, Sunshine Coast

100 grade-10 students will be hosted at YMCA Camp Elphinstone on the Sunshine Coast for a full day of exploring creeks, forests and shorelines; cultivating a sense of place; team building; and receiving a rich outdoor experience where nature is teacher. You’re invited to spend the day to see how the program is being delivered by the Sea to Sky Outdoor School for Sustainability Education.

The Sunshine Coast is approximately 40 minutes by ferry or water taxi from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver. If enough people plan to attend, a bus could pick up WEEC delegates at the ferry terminal in Langdale.


While not required, you may want to consider hiring a bus to bring delegates to your Field Excursion. In this case, consider applying for the Pacific Parklands Foundation’s Bus Grant Program. See here for details and to apply.