Programs designed for youth in Grades 4-7


Our Seedlings program has been developed to further cultivate and grow the youth-environment relationship through immersive place-based learning. Youth will have the opportunity to branch out of their comfort zones and learn hands-on in a natural setting.

Seedling modules provide youth with the opportunity to understand how they, as well as all living things, sense and respond to the natural environment. From learning and observing the stages of local trout development to practicing the basics of wilderness survival, Seedling modules utilize both exploratory and directed learning environments.

Choose from 2 locations within Maple Ridge’s Malcolm Knapp Research Forest, including the convenient Main Entrance muster point; and the lakeside services at Loon Lake Lodge & Retreat Centre.

Location 1: Malcolm Knapp Research Forest, Maple Ridge (Main Entrance)
Runs: All year
Program Types: Half-day or Full-day options
Cost*: $10 for Half-day Programs; $15 for Full-day Programs.

Location 2: Loon Lake Lodge & Retreat Centre, Maple Ridge
Runs: August – June
Program Types: Day-use or overnight retreat
Rates: $10 for half-day programs; $15 for full-day programs when booking a retreat. Additional facility charges apply, please contact Loon Lake for facility rates and availability.


We offer teachers and youth leaders a choice of 15 modules within the Seedlings program. Modules include Beaks and Feathers, Orienteering, canoeing and Survive the Wild! To view our current modules, contact us for our information package.


  • Understand the interconnected nature of the environment and the role humans play.

  • Identify common species found in the coastal temperate rainforests of BC.

  • Develop appreciation for the importance of natural systems, such as water, rock, and nutrient cycles.

  • Harness the natural environment to enhance classroom topics and promote further exploration.

  • Encourage team-building and collective problem solving through group challenges and obstacles.


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