Parents of the Environmental School believe the paradigm of conventional education must change to support the passions and success of the child now thereby preparing them for the needs of tomorrow. We believe that children learn at their best through hands-on experiences, good relationships with their educators and that when you follow a child's curiosity they learn much more than what we can outline on a whiteboard. 

  • is the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows School District 42 website for the Environmental School

When we let our kids play in dirt we're not only allowing them to explore the wonders around them, we are also exposing them to healthy bacteria, parasites, and viruses that will inevitably create a much stronger immune system! Many kids who live in an ultra clean environment have a greater chance of suffering from allergies, asthma, and other autoimmune diseases that we would otherwise be protected from through the simple pleasure of playing with some nice common dirt.

  • is a portfolio site for Photographer and Film Maker Craig Cerhit