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Aug 2018

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Ontario EcoSchools

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

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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 our parks and greenspaces. ...

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Jan 2018

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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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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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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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