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Bedford Road Collegiate
Inspiring Learning
Waskawīwin Land-Based Education
The Waskawīwin Land-Based Education program for Grade 9 students takes an environmental approach to learning that recognizes our deep connection and relationship to our place in the world. This approach acknowledges that knowing and learning occur by cultivating the relationship between people and the land. 
Students in the program learn together over a semester and receive credits in English language arts and physical, health and career education. Students develop methods to show their learning in a variety of ways and build on their skills to become engaged community leaders. There is a strong emphasis on using Saskatchewan’s diverse landscape and the natural world to enhance student learning and bring the curriculum to life. 

Students take part in a variety of activities, which may include daily bike trips, canoeing, walking and field trips. These activities allow students to experience areas in and around Saskatoon that enhance the curriculum and increase student understanding of their place in, and the impact they have on, their immediate surroundings and the global community.

If you are motivated, love being active and outdoors,​ and enjoy learning in alternative ways, this is the program for you!


  • Learn in an alternative setting.
  • Be active, explore the outdoors and connect to the land.
  • Develop and foster new relationships and skills to become engaged members of the community.


  • English Language Arts 9A and 9B 
  • Physical, ​​Health and Career Education 9


The application for the 2024-25 school year is closed. It will re-open in February/March 2025.

​Note: A teacher recommendation letter will be required with each student application.​


For questions, please contact Faye Laliberte at [email protected] or Kirk Gordon at [email protected].