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Environmental and Sustainability Education

Environmental Education Conference Information


Health, Wellness, and Sustainability:
Environmental Education in Action
 Conference 2018

Conference Program


Keynote by Catherine O'Brien

AM01 Catherine O'Brien, Pathways to Living Schools  
LS Discussion Chart
Elementary Sample Chart
High School Sample Chart
LS Attributes
Well-being Self-Assessment
Workshop Powerpoint

AM02 Jack Miller, Holistic Education: Curriculum of Connections 

AM03 Gail Bornstein, Designing School Grounds for Wellness

AM06 Kathy Bickmore, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in Sustainability Education

AM07 Sheliza Ibrahim, Learning Sustainable Practices from Local Communities

AM08 Amanda Williams, Sowing Seeds, Cultivating Change
CODE Website

AM09 Isaac Crosby, Indigenous Approaches to Gardening
Onkwawen Tkaienthohseron "Our Garden"

AM10 Brenda Simon, Outdoor Play & OPAL Learning
Video Link

AM11 Natalie Amber, Growing, Harvesting & Feasting All Year: Hydroponics in the Classroom

AM12 Jodie Williams, Lessons from the Earth

PM01 Pam Miller, Applying Inquiry-based Learning to Urban Education 

PM02 Ron Ballentine, Nature Now - Experiencing the Joy and Benefits of Learning Outdoors

PM04 Haley Higdon, Natural Curiosity 2nd Ed: Indigenous Perspectives on Environmental Inquiry

PM05 Sybille Parry, Biz Ahrens & Eve Hoffman,  Our Watery World: Tips & Techniques for Bringing Water into School Programs

PM11 Kathleen Watt, Building Healthy and Sustainable School Communities


Climate of Change Conference 2017 - Resources from Workshops 

Conference Program

Morning Workshops

1.1 Greening STEM
Presenter: Pam Miller
Google Drive Folder of Resources
PPT Slides
Who Polluted the River handout
EcoSchools STEM Challenges handout

1.2 Engaging in Ecojustice Education
Presenter: Erin Sperling
ESE Links

1.3 Lights, Camera, Environmental Action!
Presenters: Farah Wadia & Jenn Venalainen
PPT Slides
Eco Film Lab File 1
Eco Film Lab File 2
Eco Film Lab File 3
Eco Film Lab File 4
Eco Film Lab File 5

*Eco Film Lab Files courtesy of Pam Miller

1.4 Natural Curiosity: Building Children’s Understanding of the World through Environmental Inquiry 

Presenter: Haley Higdon
PPT Slides

1.5 Exploring the Impacts of Fashion's Global Supply Chain through Image & Inquiry
Presenter: Sarah Peel
PPT Slides
Fashion Takes Action Elementary Promotional handout 
Fashion Takes Action Secondary Promotional handout

1.6 Classroom Seats to City Streets
Presenter: Josh Fullan
PPT Slides

1.7 Designing New Approaches to Outdoor Kindergarten Spaces
Presenter: Gail Bornstein
Dropbox Folder with Resources

1.8 EPIC (Environment, partnerships, integrated and community-based) Learning
Presenters: Catherine Kurucz & Karen Stelling
PPT Slides

1.9 Combating Climate Change through “Complete Communities”
Presenter: Kathleen Watt
PPT Slides

1.10 Exploring Urban Spaces through Indigenous Names
Presenters: Elizabeth Pasternak & Juli Mori
Google Drive Folder of Resources

Afternoon Workshops

2.1 Connecting the Dots to Transformational Learning
Presenter: Susan Elliott
PPT Slides

2.2 Climate Change Education: Lessons, Activities & Resources from the TRCA *Coming Soon*
Presenters: Colin Love & Ericka Nickels

2.3 “Putting Toronto in Perspective”: Using Active Simulations to analyze interactions between the Mississauga and European settlers
Presenters: Paul Hackl & Heather Carlson
Pre-visit Worksheet
Pre-visit Worksheet Answers

2.4 Exploring EcoArt as Eco-Activism
Presenters: Hilary Inwood, Jessie Sawyers, Kristen Schaffer
PPT Slides

2.5 Telling Stories: Being a Part of Nature, not Apart from Nature
Presenter: Ron Ballentine
PPT Slides  
Into Nature handout package

2.6 Edible Elementary Environmental Education 
Presenter: Sunday Harrison
PPT Slides

2.7 EcoSchools & EcoFoodprints *Coming Soon*
Presenter: Cynthia Chan

2.8 A Balanced Approach to Environmental Education in the Elementary Classroom
Presenter: Bonnie Chu & Thomas Mullrooney
PPT Slides

2.9 Wacky for Worms: Vermicomposting in the Classroom
Presenter: Linda Ryan & Ben Huynh
PPT Slides
Building a Vermicomposter - Elementary - English
Building a Vermicomposter - Secondary - English
Building a Vermicomposter - Elementary - French
Building a Vermicomposter - Secondary - French

2.10 Climate Leadership: Teaching & Learning Strategies for Tackling Climate Change
Presenter: Elanor Waslander & Lindsay Bunce
PPT Slides
Climate Change Tool Kit

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