OEE and WOW Coordinator
Outdoor Environmental Education
At McGillis, we believe that learning extends beyond the four walls of the classroom.
- What kind of outdoor clothing and gear will I need to provide for my student?
- What gear does the school provide?
- Is my student required to attend the overnight trips?
- What is the food like on trips? What if my student has special dietary needs?
- What if there is bad weather?
- Our family isn’t “outdoorsy.” What if our child has never camped or done these activities before?
- We are feeling nervous about the overnight trips, what advice do you have?
- Who leads the trips?
- What location will my child travel to for their trip?
Like many students, I didn’t always thrive as a learner in the traditional classroom. I love watching our students’ curiosity and enthusiasm spark when placed in a new learning environment. My hope is that through positive outdoor experiences, students will feel inspired to be lifelong stewards of the planet.Heidi MacNaughton
I value community connections, where my students can work alongside and understand the purpose of community organizations that speak for the environment. As my students develop a strong sense of place, I hope this provides them with the drive to take action and become a voice for wild places even if that place is right outside their backdoor. Jayde Prudden