Tuesday, October 24, 2017

OIMY Plus Adventures on Mayne

Thanks to our local survival experts for teaching us about shelter building and fire starting. We all learned a lot and got to work together in teams!

2017 Exploratories

We are up and running! Exploratories this year are Fibre Arts, Robotics, Cooking, Art, and Woodworking.

Robot Maze!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Last term of Exploratories on Mayne

Here is the cooking crew making and enjoying wanton soup! 

OIMY Plus on Pender

Thank you to our Pender students and Ms. Boland for planning an excellent day of experiences and learning at our full day on Pender. Students were able to participate in an improv session, engage with our GISS Robotics team and their robot, and learn and practice from expert coach Tim Frick in wheelchair basketball. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

OIMY on Galiano

We had a wonderful day of learning at our OIMY plus on Galiano. We learned about and got to sample food from the "forest garden"; we heard about traditional uses of plants and trees by practicing cedar weaving (the paper version) and a "Caboose Walk". In the Caboose Walk students became experts on a plant or a tree and retold the information to everyone in their group. Some students got very creative with their presentations and all were very informative and rich! Thank you to the Galiano Conservancy for this well planned and enjoyable day of learning!

Final Projects

A sampling of beautiful final projects and very proud OIMY students: 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

OIMY+ on Galiano

Tomorrow we head off for a full day adventure on Galiano! Here are the travel details:

Mayne and Pender students will take the ferry over (leaving at 7:05am on Pender and 7:45am on Mayne).

Coming home will be via water taxi: arriving 3pm in Miner's Bay on Mayne and arriving at 3:35pm in Port Washington on Pender.

We will be with the Galiano Conservancy for most of the day learning about native edible plants and other forest ecology lessons!