Inquiry & Adventure Okanagan

A program of choice within School District #22 

AWAKEN is a program in Vernon, BC offering Holistic, Nature-Based Education. Our programming consists of experiential & inquiry-based learning opportunities that are rooted in the natural world and AWAKEN curiosities within our learners.

Land Acknowledgement

AWAKEN Inquiry & Adventure Okanagan gratefully acknowledges the traditional and unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan people whose land supports our learning experiences.​​ 

At Awaken, we are dedicated to growing in our actions toward truth and reconciliation. Through collaboration with Sylix Okanagan Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers, we are learning about our responsibility to the lands we live on. We aim to see the natural world as a co-teacher and mentor, rather than a backdrop for our experiences. Through practices of two-eyed seeing and reciprocity with the land, we endeavour to deepen our relationships with the natural world and the Syilx Okanagan Peoples who have cared for these lands since time immemorial.