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Dec 2018

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In the Sunlight: SaskOutdoors

SaskOutdoors (the Saskatchewan Outdoor and Environmental Education Association) has been supporting outdoor and environmental education in Saskatchewan for almost 50 years! A Professional Growth Network (previously, a Special Subject Council) of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation, over the years SaskOutdoors has hosted ...

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Aug 2018

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In the Sunlight: Ontario EcoSchools

Ontario EcoSchools is an award-winning certification program that recognizes schools for environmental learning and action. Ontario EcoSchools nurtures environmental leadership in students and helps reduce the ecological impact of school communities. In 2017-18, 1,900 schools certified from 58 school boards, and approximately 1 ...

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May 2018

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In the Sunlight: Green Schools Nova Scotia

Green Schools Nova Scotia is a free environmental education program that promotes energy efficiency behaviours and reducing energy waste. Nova Scotia is home to Canada’s first energy efficiency utility, Efficiency Nova Scotia, which administers the Green School NS program. Efficiency Nova Scotia programs change the lives of Nova ...

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Feb 2018

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In the Sunlight: Calgary Parks

Calgary Parks offers a wide-variety of environmental education programming, volunteer initiatives, and unique learning experiences to citizens of all ages. Provided opportunities promote ecological literacy by engaging citizens in the natural, historical, cultural, and recreational elements of Calgary’s parks and green spaces. ...

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Jan 2018

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In the Sunlight: Let’s Talk Energy / Harnessing Sunlight

Left in the dark? Energy is required for everything we do in our daily lives, even though we don’t always realize the services it provides. Let’s Talk Energy is an education initiative run by the Canada Science and Technology Museum that strives to enhance energy and climate awareness among Canadians to contribute to a ...

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Nov 2017

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In the Sunlight: 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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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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In the Sunlight: 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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Mar 2017

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In the Sunlight: 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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