We received this wonderful video from South Park Family School in Victoria, BC, showing us how they used their CEAF grant to get students outdoors and experiencing nature. Thanks to teacher Kathy Inglis for putting this piece together: it looks like the students had a fantastic time, even in the rain! The Conservation Education Assistance Fund (CEAF) is HCTF’s newest granting program, developed to assist BC educators in getting their students outdoors and learning in and about the environment. CEAF grants cover transportation, field leader and project material costs to facilitate hands-on learning about nature. Field studies and projects funded include creating school yard wildlife habitats, exploring local watersheds and wetlands, inventorying forest and marine ecosystems, and conducting marine and freshwater surveys. Since the very first grants were awarded in 2012, the CEAF program has supported over 5,000 students in experiential learning outdoors. Interested in applying for a CEAF grant for your school? The next application deadline is February 15, 2014 : see here for further details.