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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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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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Jan 2017

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Green Teacher

Green Teacher is a non-profit organization based in Toronto dedicated to helping educators, both inside and outside of schools, promote environmental awareness among young people aged 6-19. Their quarterly Green Teacher magazine offers perspectives on the role of education in creating a sustainable future, practical articles and ...

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Nov 2016

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New Brunswick Environmental Network (NBEN)

Basking in the sunlight this month is the New Brunswick Environmental Network (NBEN), one of the few remaining provincial networks under the Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN). The network links over 100 non-profit environmental organizations from all across the province to improve communication, strengthen the environmental ...

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Oct 2016

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In the EE (energy efficient!) Spotlight: Let’s Talk Energy

In the spotlight this month is Let’s Talk Energy, 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 sustainable energy future. They are in advanced planning for Talk Energy Week 2017, which will happen from February ...

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Sep 2016

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In the Spotlight: Environmental Education Association of the Yukon

You don’t have to be big to be successful in fostering EE in your community! Bringing together people with the common interest of promoting and encouraging environmental education—and to have fun—are the key goals for this long-running organization in Canada’s North. The group was formed in the early ‘90s by a group of keen ...

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Jul 2016

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In the Spotlight: International Peace Garden

The International Peace Garden is a 9.5 km2 park located on the international border between Canada and the United States, in the state of North Dakota and the province of Manitoba. It was established on July 14, 1932, as a symbol of the peaceful relationship between the two nations. The legend “Peace Garden State” was ...

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Jun 2016

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In the Spotlight: Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots celebrates 25 years! Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is the youth-led, community action program of the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada. Founded by renowned primatologist and UN Messenger of Peace, Dr. Jane Goodall, the program inspires and empowers youth to make a positive difference for ...

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May 2016

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In the Spotlight: Back to Nature Network

Ontario’s Back to Nature Network (B2N) is a growing province-wide network of organizations whose mission is to create opportunities for children and families to connect with nature. B2N represents the international children and nature movement that is focused on addressing ‘nature deficit’ disorder, a term spawned by Richard ...

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Apr 2016

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In the Spotlight: Natural Curiosity

Natural Curiosity is a resource for educators about Environmental Inquiry that was developed by the Laboratory School at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study (OISE/UofT). The resource supports educators in making the shift to Environmental Inquiry through a four-branch framework to learning and teaching that includes ...

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