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Join us for three interesting fall webinars starting this October, 17th at 7:30pm EST.  Each webinar is free of charge, but you need to register well in advance.  (Use the links and instructions below).   All of our webinars are open to everyone interested, so please share this Fall’s line-up with your friends.

As mentioned, there is no charge for participating, and each session can be freely viewed for 30 days after the live session.

Why Learn about Insects? 
with Rob Bixler 
Date and time: October 17, 2018; 7:30-8:30pm EST
Negative experiences with insects so strongly shape young peoples’ perceptions that even the best efforts of environmental educators sometimes fail. But a wide variety of personal, community and societal benefits can emerge if we can find more ways to focus our students’ attention on the lowly, creepy critters that most people just call “bugs.” Bugs should and can be the ideal means of teaching many environmental education concepts to elementary age children. Read More

Feeding Plants to Feed the World
with Kent Lewarne 
Date and time: October 22, 2018; 7:30-8:30pm EST
With fewer students involved directly with agriculture, there is a disconnect in which fewer young people know where their food comes from today. To address this disconnect and the global challenges of food production, Kent will share in this webinar some activities that introduce students to some of the terms used in agriculture and the “food” that plants need to eat.  Read More

A Community Pathway to Stewardship
with Jacob Rodenburg 
Date and time: October 30, 2018; 7:30-8:30pm EST

If we truly want to foster the environmental citizens of tomorrow, we need to involve our entire community: That means parents, grandparents, educators, schools, organizations, community leaders, health professionals, municipal officials and businesses.  A theory of change around community environmental education is being developed in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.  In this session, Jacob will describe how your community can adopt a “ The Pathway to Stewardship” that engages your entire community. Read More

Creating Community-Wide Outdoor Education Festivals

with  Hartley Banack

Date and time:  November 7, 2018; 7:30-8:30pm EST

Four years ago, a small group of people came together to explore how to change attitudes and behaviours and increase the amount of time people in our city were spending outdoors for living and learning. We created an annual weeklong outdoor education festival, and a movement to increase time spent outdoors. Read More

Exploring Learning Stories

with Lotje Hives and Astrid Steele

Date and time:  January 16, 2019; 7:30-8:30pm EST

Webinar facilitators will discuss how observing and documenting learning in, about and for the environment alongside learners, is slowing down the process of learning and offering a space for thoughtful reflection about relationships, stewardship and global citizenship to inform pedagogy. Read More

Using progressive skits to teach food chains

with Emily M. Stone

Date and time:  February 13, 2019; 7:30-8:30pm EST

Teacher-led progressive skits are a quick and engaging way to make food chains come alive for students aged six to adult. They provide a good mix of teacher control and student creativity, and use repetition and humor to facilitate learning. They can be customized to work with any grade level or even mixed groups by purposefully selecting the level of vocabulary and detail you include. In her presentation, Emily will walk you through the basics. Read More

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