|Welcome to the Wilderness Education
|The Wilderness Education Program (WEP)
was initiated 1996 by Lisa Baile and John
Clarke and is a program of BC
Spaces for Nature. WEP provides the impetus for students
and teachers to make a personal connection with wilderness,
and inspires them to make caring for Wild Nature part of their
lives. WEP provides interactive in-school presentations, hands-on
activities on the school grounds, and follow-up resources and
workshops for teachers.
In just six years WEP has reached over 35,000
young people in the Lower Mainland of BC, received 4 awards
for excellence in environmental education, and in 2002 co-founder
John Clarke received the Order of Canada.
- Order of Canada (2002)
John Clarke was awarded the Order of Canada, our country's
highest honor, for his lifetime achievement of exploration
of the Coast Range Mountains of British Columbia, and his
contribution to conservation and wilderness education.
- Sanford Award (2001)
from the Vancouver Natural History Society for extraordinary
achievement in community service.
- British Columbia
Minister's Environmental Award (1999)
from the BC Minister of Environment, Lands and Parks. This
prestigious award was provided for excellence in environmental
- BC Environmental
Education Award (1998) from
the Environmental Education Provincial Specialist Association.
This was in recognition of the outstanding contribution
of the WEP to environmental education in British Columbia
- Eugene Rogers Environmental
Award (1997) from the United
Nations Association, Vancouver Branch, and Western Canada