A bird sitting on a branch in a park.

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

Teachers and students on a stage.

Stewardship Stories is Back Again This Year!

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 6, 2022 to March 10, 2023. Limit of one entry per class.

How to Enter

1. Plan

Check out our Resources for Outdoor Learning and review the Know Before You Go checklist. Let us know if you have any questions or if you'd like a set of printed resources for your class.

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 grand prize draw. 

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


  • Every class that enters will receive a Surrey Parks prize pack.  
  • Three lucky classes will win a grand prize valued at $250. 

Be Inspired by Other Teachers

Thank you to all the classes that participated in the Stewardship Stories contest last year. Entries were meaningful and creative, and we have showcased them on a virtual story map. Learn what Surrey teachers and schools are doing to connect their students with our urban forest