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Nov 2017

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Clean Foundation

Clean Foundation’s EnviroEd program brings a team of environmental superheroes, puppets and scientists to inspire kids and teens of all ages to become advocates for a sustainable future – a future that will be in their hands. Younger children engage with interactive, puppet-centered theatre presentations, where humour, ...

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Nov 2017

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Sign Environmental Education Petition to Parliament

At a few recent meetings of EECOM, the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), and the World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC), a group of EECOM members and Canadian educators considered the need for a more organized national focus on environmental and sustainability education. Through a process ...

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Oct 2017

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EECOM Reconciliation Committee

EECOM is forming a committee that seeks to provoke reconsideration of what it means for us to be outdoor/environmental educators and do outdoor/environmental education on Indigenous lands, especially in light of the recent Truth and Reconciliation Commission Recommendations on education. With a nation-wide focus, we hope this ...

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Sep 2017

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Natural Curiosity

2nd Edition: A Resource for Educators The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children’s Environmental Inquiry This resource offers educators a powerful way to engage their students in learning about their world. It provides a framework for environmental inquiry shaped by students’ questions and theories – their natural ...

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Jun 2017

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EECOM Committee: Environmental and Sustainability Education in Teacher Education (ESE-TE)

This new EECOM sub-committee is dedicated to promoting environmental education in teacher education programs across Canada. We met for the first time on 29th May 2017. Eleven participants from Ontario, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Manitoba attended in person in Toronto, by video link or phone. Following ...

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Jun 2017

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Earth Rangers

Earth Rangers is the kids’ conservation organization, dedicated to educating children and their families about biodiversity, inspiring them to adopt sustainable behaviours, and empowering them to become directly involved in protecting animals and their habitats. With over 160,000 young members across the country in every province ...

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Jun 2017

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EECOM 2017: Modelling the best of EE!

Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia recently had the pleasure of hosting over 330 environmental educators from across Canada during the 2017 Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM) conference. So much magic happened in the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens and around campus during the 3-day ...

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Jun 2017

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2017 Awards of Excellence in Environmental Education Announced!

EECOM presented our 2017 Awards of Excellence in Wolfville, Nova Scotia on May 20. These awards recognize individuals and organizations that have collectively influenced hundreds of thousands of Canadian citizens, and helped implement one of EECOM’s key goals – to advance environmental learning, ensuring Canadians are ...

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Apr 2017

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International Nature Connection Conferences

From coast to coast, Canada hosts a series of international conferences in 2017, highlighting growth and momentum in the movement to connect children, families and communities to the benefits of nature. Kicking off with the 2017 Children & Nature Network International Conference in Vancouver April 18-21, Canada will host a series ...

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Mar 2017

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Canadian Network for Ocean Education (CaNOE)

Established in 2014, the Canadian Network for Ocean Education (CaNOE) provides a forum for learning, discussing, and sharing ocean literacy in Canada. Simply put, ocean literacy means understanding the ocean and our relationship with it. By bringing educators, scientists, citizens and institutions together, CaNOE hopes to create ...

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