Author Archives: ecschofield

8th Annual Moonlight Snowshoe at Mt. Seymour!

I am thrilled to be attending the 8th Annual Moonlight Snowshoe event at Mt. Seymour on February 27th, 2014! I’ve been the last two years, and it is nothing less than exceptional. Please checkout this link to find out more. You are more than welcome to join our team, ‘Moonlight Magic.’

Adventure Based Cooking on FoodLine Radio

I interviewed the students from Take A Hike about the Adventure Based Cooking website and this aired on the Vancouver Co-Op Radio show FoodLine. Natasha, a student from Take A Hike, joined me at the station where we gave live interviews about the program and the impact it has been having. Please checkout the show […]

TEDx Terry Talk on Food Literacy

On November 2nd, I was given the opportunity to give a TEDx talk on the topic of Food Literacy. This was a very exciting day, and especially with a teacher and two students from Take A Hike in the audience. Please checkout the talk here, as it mentions the work being done with Adventure Based […]

ABC will continue in 2014!

After offering Adventure Based Cooking at Take A Hike for the first time in 2013, the course was successful and will be offered again in February 2014. There will be some changes to the structure of the class, and new volunteers will be recruited to help instruct the course. If anyone has any ideas, comments, […]

ABC Pilot a Huge Success!

Between February and late June of this year, 27 grade 11 and 12 students completed the Take A Hike version of Foods and Nutrition 11/12, Adventure Based Cooking! The students demonstrated a strong interest in the subject matter, and truly shined in during the out days and backcountry trips. This course will be offered again […]

Everyone Wins!

The board of directors visited the school today, and it was really powerful to have in the same room the executive director, the board of directors, the teachers, the youth and family workers, the therapists, the volunteers, and most of all the students. Each person spoke about how this program benefits them, and each has […]

ABC Chili Cook Off

Today we had another day of beautiful weather at Memorial Park! After a brief lesson we made our way to the park with all the ingredients and supplies required to prepare a pot of chili. There were 19 students in attendance, and they were separated into 4 different groups. After less than one-hour, each group’s […]


During our regularly scheduled Wednesday class last week we met at 8:30am and spent 8 hours going through the BC FOODSAFE Level 1 course. The students were given a few days off that week, making this course entirely optional. Eight students in total showed up, and their level of engagement and enthusiasm was certainly impressive […]

ABC Moves to the Park!

Starting today, our classroom will be the park located near the school. In order to allow the students (almost 30 in the class) to have a more hands-on experience during the class, and to stress the experiential based learning model, the students are now able to work in small groups of 3-4 per stove. We […]

Sustainable Opportunities For Youth Leadership (SOYL)

Take A Hike students volunteer weekly at UBC Farm with the Landed Learning project. Stacy Friedman, who is the Project Manager for Landed Learning, also has an exciting hands-on summer internship project that secondary school students within Vancouver are eligible to apply for. The program is called Sustainable Opportunities for Youth Leadership (SOYL). The program […]