Stewarding our Urban Forest: Stories by Surrey Schools
Stewardship begins with a relationship to place. Strengthen your students' sense of place with regular visits to a local park or nearby shade trees.
Thank you to all the classes who participated in this 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.
Check out the creative ways Surrey teachers are connecting their students with our urban forest.
Congratulations to this Year's Winners!
Lora Sarchet’s grade two class, Sullivan Elementary
Murray Henderson’s grade 1-3 class, Mountainview Montessori
Stephanie Sagmoen Siqueira’s kindergarten class, Lena Shaw Elementary
2023/24 School Year
Stewardship Stories will be back next school 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 5, 2023 to March 15, 2024. Limit one entry per class.
How to Enter
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.
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.
Document your class's experience in 50–100 words and 1–3 photos. Email your stewardship story to email@example.com to be entered in a random grand prize draw.
Check back for updates on 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.