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.

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!


10th Annual C2C Winter Solstice Celebration

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

Thank you for joining us!

Thank you for joining us at the 10th annual C2C Winter Solstice Event! It was wonderful to gather and celebrate our successes at the end of a very challenging year. We are deeply grateful to be supporting the inspirational work of educators across the province. Here’s to the transformative work happening in every corner of B.C. – thanks for your leadership!

Featured Success Story: EKOLogy Program (Surrey), featuring Alison Leslie and Cheryl Leclerc

C2C has been such a big help connecting us to the community and growing our network.” Alison Leslie, EKOLogy

Featured Success Story: Provincial Position Statement on Outdoor Learning, featuring Ryan Barfoot, Frances McCoubrey, Nick Townley & Megan Zeni

This is my first experience with C2C but it certainly won’t be my last! Thank you to everyone for the inspiration and all of your efforts towards education and community.” Solstice Event Participant

See you at the C2C Summer Solstice Event on June 17, 2021!



C2C 2020 Provincial Conference  

Lhtakoh* – Where People, Place and Practice Flow Together

*Lhtakoh: Lheidli name for the Fraser which means “waters within each other”

From Prince George, B.C. (and online everywhere)

Friday, October 23, 2020

Thank you to all who joined us on October 23rd for our annual C2C Provincial Conference – this year held from Prince George and online everywhere. We are grateful that so many passionate community members are part of this growing circle of educators connecting people, place and practice. We hope you enjoyed your experiences!

Many thanks to all of our Organizing Committee members, speakers, presenters, sponsors, volunteers, and all other contributing partners. Deep gratitude to the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation upon whose land we were graciously welcomed to gather virtually.

See you next year (hopefully in-person!) from Vancouver Island for C2C 2021.

Feedback from Conference Participants:

“The conference brought together educators from all over the province in a way that other conferences have not been able to do. What a great success.”

“I loved the passion and deep knowledge of the contributors. Real teachers, sharing practical, on-the-ground teaching strategies for getting kids outside.”

“This was a phenomenal conference and will be attending it next year as well as getting more teachers in my district to join. Thanks, C2C!”

Click here to see more highlights from our 2020 Conference!


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.