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 movement, and to collaboratively advance work on a variety of environmental issues such as biodiversity, climate adaptation, children’s environmental health, sustainability education, shale gas, watersheds, crown lands and more.
The NBEN organizes frequent conferences and workshops on those topics. With regards to environmental education, a fantastic program was launched last year. Great Minds Think Outside is an outdoor, curriculum-linked professional development program for teachers and educators to give them the tools they need to incorporate nature into their teaching methods. Visit www.nben.ca for more information on any of these projects.
Oh, and the NBEN is also celebrating their 25th anniversary. Happy birthday!