2017 Webinar Series

This year we are pleased to partner with Green Teacher and the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication to offer a series of webinars.

Place-based Education Webinar Promo

Wed, Feb. 1 @ 5:30-6:30pm Mountain / 4:30-5:30pm Pacific

This Place-based Education webinar will showcase examples and discussion about what constitutes excellent place-based curriculum and student work and how these authentic products inspire deep learning. Webinar presenter Amy Demarest is a former middle-school teacher who now works with formal and non-formal educators in a variety of settings. The graduate courses she has taught have been on standards-based curriculum design and place-based design work.

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The Power of Positive, Inspiring Solutions webinar

Mon, Feb 20 @ 5:30-6:30pm Mountain / 4:30-5:30pm Pacific

The Power of Positive, Inspiring Solutions webinar will showcase the power of positive, inspiring solutions to the worries that cause people to lose hope, including the climate crisis and wider ecological crisis. It will show how, using a positive three-step approach, you can turn worry into hope, and then into action. Webinar presenter Guy Dauncey is a futurist who works to develop a positive vision of a sustainable future, and to translate that vision into action.

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To Unplug or Plug In Webinar

Mon, Mar. 27 @ 5:30-6:30pm Mountain / 4:30-5:30pm Pacific

While the right mobile digital technologies can do much to enhance environmental education, it is important to take time to review and select both the technology and the apps that will work best for your educational situation. Webinar presenter Justin Hougham is faculty at the University of Wisconsin- Extension where he supports the delivery of a wide range of science education topics to K-12 students, graduate students, and in-service teachers. Steve Kerlin is the Director of Education at the Stroud Water Research Center.

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Wed, May 3 @ 5:30-6:30pm Mountain / 4:30-5:30pm Pacific

There is a new movement afoot in communities across North America. Communities are coming together to remove unwanted pavement and creating vibrant green spaces. The hands-on depaving process captures the hearts and energy of volunteers who work together to make schoolyards and neighbourhoods more livable and resilient. In her presentation, Alix Taylor of Green Communities Canada Water Programs, will tell us more about the depave movement, and indicate what one needs to get involved in this important greening initiative.

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Introduction to Inquiry Learning

Students as Stewards: How to engage your students to become active environmental stewards

EE & the Redesigned BC Curriculum: Place-based, inquiry-based and experiential learning for the 21st Century

Inspiring Places: Exploring outdoor learning spaces with young children