Time in Nature Has Not Been Cancelled

After almost 8 weeks in isolation it may be tough coming up with new ideas on how to occupy your child or students’ spare time. This great resource from Western Australia provides oodles of ideas on how both adults and children alike can make the most…

Big Lake Elementary Enjoy a Drive-By

With the suspension of in-class learning due to Covid-19 , teachers had to find a creative way to bring materials and lessons to their students. Holly Zurak, the Principal from Big Lake Elementary, and a team of teachers used their school bus to travel…

Outdoor Classroom Day – May 21st, 2020

Although our classrooms are currently our living or dining rooms, Outdoor Classroom Day is still a great way to add some variety into learning.  This May 21st, change up the venue from your indoor learning area to the outdoors to inspire creative ways…

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Creating a Learning From Home Schedule

For schools and educators trying to design remote learning opportunities for their students, or parents trying to support their children’s learning, it can be tricky to know how to create a structure for the day. Dr. Nina Hood from The Education Hub…

Online Storytime with BC Agriculture in the Classroom

Are you looking for ways to keep your kids occupied while providing valuable learning opportunities? Every Tuesday at 10AM PST for the month of April, BC Agriculture in the Classroom will be hosting a virtual story time where they read aloud some of their…

Earth Day is April 22nd, 2020

You have the power to change the world. This year is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and there are lots of things you can do at home with children and teens to teach them about protecting and restoring the planet. Support them at home through these…

Congratulations to the Winners of our iPad Contest!

We asked BC public and First Nation schools how they would use 10 iPads to promote a healthy school community. Thank you to all who took the time to apply. We loved reading your ideas and wish we could support all of you. We are pleased to announce…

DASH’s Healthy School Communities Certification Pilot Schools Complete Steps 1-3

DASH would like to congratulate our 11 pilot schools for completing Steps 1-3 of our Healthy School Communities Certification Pilot Project. Our schools have been working very hard in partnership with their regional Comprehensive School Health Facilitator.…

March is Nutrition Month

March is Nutrition Month and each year Dietitians of Canada selects a theme based on a scan of the environment and input from their members. The theme of Nutrition Month for March 2020 is “More Than Food.” Health professionals want us to think about…