19 results for group: environment-climate

Making Connections: Human Health, Environmental Monitoring, and Citizen Science for Students

As an education charity with a focus on environmental and natural resources Inside Education aims to help students and teachers uncover the connections between people and the environment. Through our water and air quality programs we focus on environmental factors that have an effect on human health. Come experience how we facilitate connections for learners through environmental monitoring and citizen science. We will showcase various qualitative and quantitative assessments we use in the classroom and outside to get a better understanding of water and air quality in an Alberta context.

A Better Sense of Nature

We were born with the ability to perceive the natural world in a deep and abiding way; with our senses tuned and primed. In this fast paced, technological world, we find ourselves seeing and listening to a world that is trapped behind glowing windows. In this workshop, you'll be introduced to a whole suite of activities that practice using your sight, hearing, feeling, smell and taste in new and innovative ways. From following scent trails, to bird whispering, from drawing sound to creating beautiful nature sculptures, we'll activate all of our senses so you can feel more connected to nature.

Activating Hope in Climate Justice Education through Inquiry and Reciprocity

Help young learners navigate the path from climate despair to empowerment, to agency, and to high-impact actions through an inquiry-based approach where learners experience themselves in relationship with the Land and each other in community. Participants will explore Branch I of Natural Curiosity (Inquiry and Engagement) and its associated Indigenous lens (Lighting the Fire: The Spirit of Learning) through a knowledge building circle informed by the lesson Children’s Rights and Climate Change (from Green Teacher’s book Teaching Teens about Climate Change) before unpacking key take-aways from an associated professional learning series and identi...

Feed The Youth

Feed The Youth workshop will educate the attendees on food sovereignty and the ways it can be achieved within our lifetime. We will explore existing food systems and how they contribute to food insecurity in Canada. Then we will go over the definition of the Indigenous Food System, and discuss possible solutions and plans of action. Our workshop will include games, icebreakers and interactive learning.

Ripple effect: Working together to protect water

Water Rangers believes that everyone has the right to learn about and help protect water bodies! You will learn how your students can help scientists gather water quality data using the Water Rangers testkits. After an introduction to participatory science and water quality testing, you will test water quality! While testing, we'll discuss how to set up excursions, what the results mean, and how to connect this activity to other topics. The data gathered can be openly shared online. The tools presented are best suited for ages 10 and up, although educators working with all ages are welcome!

Looking to Nature for Climate Change Solutions

Climate change is one of the most complex, interconnected challenges of our time. But we can’t lose sight of the impact we can make if we take collective action and look to nature for inspiration. In this workshop we will take a nature-based, solutions-focused approach by looking at circular economy and renewable energy as ways to combat climate change. Participants will also create their own art using natural elements inspired by the workshop discussions and learn how this ties into GreenLearning’s classroom climate advocacy tool and eco action challenges.

Privileging more-than-human voices in sustainability education: An argument for role-play pedagogy

This workshop will give practitioners and participants the opportunity to experience role-play pedagogy, through engagement with the more-than-human in the environment. This pedagogical strategy involves the activation of evolved, imaginative, ecological engagement and thinking-with or being-with the ‘other.’ The objective of this pedagogical approach is the intentional development of relational awakeness and the building of relational bridges between children and and the ‘other’ in our common worlds.

Project WET Climate, Water and Resilience Mini-Workshop

In Project WET Canada’s Climate, Water, and Resilience Mini-Workshop participants will experience three engaging climate change activities from the educator guide. Each activity includes background information for the teacher, climate connections, STEM and career connections, and a climate resilience activity. The activities enable students to understand climate and climate change through accessing and analyzing reliable science-based data, conducting experiments, and participating in simulations, all of which empower students to combat climate change and build a more resilient future.

Looking the gorilla in the eye: effective climate education

In recent years the 800 pound gorilla that is the climate crisis has walked into your classroom; this workshop will help you look the gorilla in the eye. In this workshop Gareth will share some recent work that proposes to teachers several important dimensions of effective climate education. You ‘will learn by doing’ as together we explore the linkages between some classic outdoor education activities, energy education, and climate change. As Dr. David Orr famously said: “Hope is a verb with its sleeves rolled up,” and you’ll take away new approaches to help your own students roll up their sleeves, take climate action - and feel hope for the ...

Responding to Place Through Storywork and Experiential Learning

Students are natural storytellers; they have an innate ability to explore the world through their senses and commit ideas, knowledge, and understanding to memory through story. In this workshop, teachers will develop their capacity for place-responsive learning, and the use of narrative as a classroom tool for teaching, learning, and assessment. We will also weave the use of geographical and historical thinking skills with an appreciation for Indigenous ways of knowing, diverse access points for curricular content, and activation of pedagogies. We anticipate being outdoors for this session.