All GREEN Schools projects

All classes in Oakenwald from K-6 have been involved in culturing perennial plants that are native to Manitoba. We have been learning that to have a sustainable ecosystem, it is important for insects to have native perennials to depend upon for food and shelter. Plants like milkweed are crucial to the population of a particular insect that is not yet extinct but these perennial plants are...

Oakenwald School - Winnipeg


Every day 2, for the entire school year, grade 3 classes go outside for a minimum of one hour in the afternoon for intentional outdoor education combining social studies, science, mathematics, arts, and social skills. They have learned about water conservation and how the seasons affect our flood plain, about Manitoba native plants and how they support insect life, and about how our school...

Oakenwald School - Winnipeg


Our grade 3/4 class is spending Wednesdays, full days, outside at Fort Whyte Alive Forest School. They are learning "risky play", sustainability, how forests grow, what flora and fauna are in forests, and connect this learning with social studies, science, mathematics, and social skills curriculum content.

Oakenwald School - Winnipeg


Funders and Sponsors

  • RBC Foundation
  • The Calgary Foundation
  • Kamp Kiwanis
  • Cenovus Energy
  • Alliance Pipeline
  • TD Friends of the Enivornment Foundation
  • Rife Resources Ltd