Welcome to the Classrooms to Communities (C2C) Education Network

Based in British Columbia, Canada, the C2C Education Network is connecting classrooms and communities across the province to grow collaboration, teacher leadership and mentorship capacity for place-based education and environmental literacy.

Join us for our 11th Annual C2C Summer Solstice Celebration!

Place-Based Learning in B.C.: Success Stories in Practice

June 17, 2021    4:30 – 6:00pm PST (on Zoom)

On Thursday, June 17th, join teachers, community educators and other leaders from across B.C. online to share successful practices and celebrate our work that connects learners with place and the outdoors. What’s inspiring your practice in these challenging times?

  • Learn about innovative programs and resources across B.C.
  • Share ideas, inspiration and engaging strategies for teaching and learning linked to local places and outdoor spaces
  • Explore opportunities for collaboration and mentorship in your region and beyond
  • Join the conversation, meet fellow leaders and celebrate successful practices

Door prizes provided by the Outdoor Learning Store and Take Me Outside!

Click here to register

C2C 2021 Provincial Conference, October 22 – 23, 2021

Listening to the Land, Giving Voice to the Sea: Stories to Nourish Hope and Resiliency, 

From Victoria, B.C. and Online Everywhere

Call for Proposals NOW OPEN!

Join us in October for C2C 2021 as we explore stories of hope and resiliency connected to the land and sea, from classrooms to communities, at our annual PSA Day conference. This year’s conference will be coming to you live from Victoria and online everywhere on October 22-23!

The conference will feature a variety of online sessions, workshops, gatherings and other opportunities for professional learning, collaboration and dialogue. We’re hopeful that some local gatherings and regionally-based field experiences will also be possible.

Interested in sharing your work at the conference? Please respond to our Call for Proposals.

Position Statement on

Education Outside the Classroom (EOtC)

Our K-12 curriculum in B.C. encourages teachers to take classroom learning outdoors. To support health, mental health, reduced transmission of COVID-19 and deeper learning, education outside the classroom is recommended daily for all teachers and learners across the province.

Together with the Environmental Educators’ Provincial Specialist Association (EEPSA), BC Teachers’ Federation and other C2C partners, we have developed a Position Statement on Education Outside the Classroom. Learn more about why and how we recommend the Ministry of Education enhance support for teachers and learners to engage in outdoor learning. 

There has never been a better time to take learning outside the classroom!

C2C: Who We Are & What We Do

Hear from inspiring educators and leaders of our network, and discover how the Classrooms to Communities (C2C) Education Network is working to bring place-based learning to the forefront of education across the province.