Stepping Into Nature

Stepping Into Nature

This Creatively United led initiative captures the spirit of community collaboration, volunteerism and documents how Rockheight’s Middle School students grew to understand the importance of environmental stewardship and waste-reduction/recycling through a comprehensive and creative learning program that included regular field trips to a nearby Garry Oak ecosystem.

Through photography, video and the arts, students were given the opportunity to experience the breadth and beauty of a local park by working with international award-winning professional photographer, Frances Litman; professional videographer, Dorrie Murphy; and internationally published cartoonist, Nelson Dewey.

The book, Stepping Into Nature documents how this project became much more than “a project for teacher” with the students engaged at a community level that included their involvement in the opening ceremonies and presenting at the 2014 Creatively United for the Planet Earth Week Festival at St. Ann’s Academy. Stepping Into Nature is available through the Greater Victoria Public Library.

Thanks to the Times-Colonist and Victoria News for their coverage of our book launch!

To purchase a copy of Stepping Into Nature, please contact us.

Putting things into practise
Earth Day
Coming together in creative collaboration

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As education and collaboration is an essential part of our mission, we have created This Is Leadership, a free community portal to showcase, share and celebrate the important work that is happening in our community and throughout Vancouver Island.

We invite individuals, groups, organizations, institutions and businesses to share community leadership stories, events and post a free directory listing.

On This Is Leadership you will also find educational resources, videos, facts, presentations and reports of interest to people of this region.