Posts Categorized: Education: School or Classroom

Arbour Lake School Environmental Wilderness and Outdoor Club (EWOC)

Arbour Lake School

Arbour Lake SchoolMany schools have outdoor courses or one-time camp experiences, but Calgary’s Arbour Lake School goes further with its Environmental Wilderness and Outdoor Club (EWOC). Operating as an option class with lunchtime meetups, EWOC’s grade 6-9 members take part in outdoor adventures, action projects and regular environmental learning opportunities.

After attending the 2017 CAWST (Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology) Youth Wavemakers Summit, EWOC members were inspired ...

Innovate

Aaron SolarIf there’s an example of taking the classroom out into the real world, Innovate has to be it. In fact, there’s no classroom at all with this unique program. Instead, Edmonton high school students host and attend career fairs on urban agriculture, create gym-sized maps to understand the migration routes of bears, and install solar panels on school rooftops. 

Teacher Aaron Dublenko works with students and teachers ...

Aspen Heights MicroSociety

 

For the past six years, Aspen Heights MicroSociety (AHM) has embarked on a mission to transform their school and community through environmental Initiatives and projects with the students as the driving force behind their projects.

Aspen Heights Microsociety projects include: exploring their local watershed by raising and releasing of trout in a local pond, developing a recycling program that includes paper; cardboard, batteries, ...

Johnny Dulku & Kitty Cochrane – Fort McMurray Public School District’s Green Champions

Fort McMurray Public School District

Over Kitty’s 28 years of teaching, she has been dedicated to inspiring students to become caring and capable environmental citizens. She is a four-time provincial winner of the BP A+ for Energy Award, winning multiple grants to help Ecole Dickinsfield School champion environmental stewardship and conservation. She supported Fort McMurray’s Single-Use Bag Ban dressed in 500 plastic bags, encourages Waste Free Lunches, helps student Wormologists tend the school’s 20,000 red ...

Creating the Ultimate Environmental Experience

Aspen Heights MicroSociety

Through their MicroSociety Program, Aspen Heights Elementary School has been diligently working to provide their students with the Ultimate Science Learning Experience. Their Indoor Science Classroom, in conjunction with their Worm Wranglers business venture, has placed an emphasis on recycling and education for their students. Their Bottle Depot is run by their students (K to 5) and is sponsored by the Alberta Bottle Depot Association. Students also take ...

Warriors of the Rainbow

Clandonald School

According to Cree legend, “Leaders will be those whose actions speak the loudest, the ones that have demonstrated wisdom and courage and have proven that they work for the benefit of all.” Named after the First Nations’ legend of the leaders who will come to restore the health of the Earth, the Clandonald School Warriors of the Rainbow have been recycling paper and beverage containers, helping ...

TD Learning Naturally Program

The TD Learning Naturally Program is a corporately-sponsored environmental education program for economically disadvantaged students. In 2012, the program brought 4,887 students from 34 schools across Calgary to Fish Creek Provincial Park to participate in curriculum-related fieldtrips. The TD Learning Naturally Program sparks curiosity about science and nature in their participants, supporting youth who do not normally have the opportunity to visit a natural park to have an unforgettable nature-based ...

Student Led Initiatives for Sustainable Education (SLISE)

Aaron Dublenko

The Student Led Initiatives for Sustainable Education (SLISE) program inspires students to engage as responsible citizens in creating a sustainable environment. Based on the United Nations concept of E.S.D. (education for sustainable development), SLISE is a student-led program that fosters a culture in which young citizens become agents of change, creating innovative, sustainable environment projects in a real-world context with visible, measurable, empowering results. The teacher-leader, Aaron Dublenko, uses his ...

Walking the Green Walk

Brookwood School

Brookwood School, located in Spruce Grove, lives Earth Day every day! Over the last five years they have begun and sustained a multitude of initiatives to reduce their daily contributions to the local landfill. Their activities have become so entrenched in the culture of their school that their “3R” programs are now a matter of course. Five years ago, their school disposed of 15 very large garbage bags each and ...

Green School and Kids in the Garden

Emma Gilberston, Deb Greiner, Antonella Bell

Let children get dirty? Run through a meadow? Hold leaches? Snowshoe at -20 degrees? Follow moose tracks through the forest? Yes to all and much more. The 100,000 children who have participated in Devonian Botanic Garden’s Green School and Kids in the Garden programs immerse themselves into the outdoors with either daily or week-long nature experiences called “slow education”. These formative nature experiences, once commonplace for rural kids, are now ...