five children standing in a line with forest behind them

Stewardship begins with a relationship to place. Strengthen your students' sense of place with regular visits to a local park or nearby shade trees.

Check out the creative ways Surrey teachers are connecting their students with our urban forest.

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2023/24 Stewardship Stories contest

K-7 teachers—in less than 100 words and a few photos, tell us how your class is connecting with our urban forest. By sharing your story, we can celebrate your efforts, showcase your good work, and learn from each other.

The contest period is September 5, 2023 to March 15, 2024. Limit one entry per class.

How to enter

1. Plan

Check out our Resources for Outdoor Learning and review the Know Before You Go checklist. For more information or to request a class set of printed resources, contact us at stewardship@surrey.ca.

2. Commit

Take your class outdoors at least three times within the contest period. This could include visits to your local park or a study of nearby shade trees. Explore activity ideas

3. Share

Document your class's experience in 50–100 words and 1–3 photos. Email your stewardship story to stewardship@surrey.ca to be entered in a random grand prize draw. 

Review the Official Rules and Regulations to ensure your entry is eligible.

Prizes

  • Every class that enters will receive a Surrey Parks prize pack.  
  • Three lucky classes will win a grand prize valued at $300. 

Congratulations to last year's winners!

Thank you to all the classes who participated in last year's Stewardship Stories contest. We are grateful to those who shared their stories with us and are honoured to be able to share them with you.

 

A teacher and three children holding a poster, standing on a stage with Mayor Brenda Locke

Lora Sarchet’s grade two class, Sullivan Elementary

A teacher and three children holding a poster, standing on a stage with Mayor Brenda Locke

Murray Henderson’s grade 1-3 class, Mountainview Montessori

A teacher and three children holding a poster, standing on a stage with Mayor Brenda Locke

Stephanie Sagmoen Siqueira’s kindergarten class, Lena Shaw Elementary