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Burtynsky Award Winner Petra Eperjesi 
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"It's much easier to start from play than learning goals," Petra explains. "This way I'm working with the current of their interest instead of fighting battles to get them interested in my agenda." Petra Eperjesi won the Edward Burtynsky Award in 2014 and we are thrilled to see her featured in The Magazine of the Ontario College of Teachers, Professionally Speaking. Petra's outdoor kindergarten classroom at Tawingo College in Huntsville, Ontario is featured in two of our Teacher Story videos on the Natural Curiosity website. Petra is now teaching at the Ottawa Forest and Nature School. Watch Petra and the other staff at the Forest School talk about the importance of children directing their learning by playing in nature in this OCT Great Teaching Video.
In July 2015, Learning for a Sustainable Future partnered with Natural Curiosity to host “Making Authentic Inquiry Work”, a professional development institute in Toronto. Educators from across Southern Ontario attended the 3-day workshop which engaged them in activities and transformative learning practices to help bring environmental inquiry into their classrooms. Interested in an Inquiry Institute? Register Below!
 
  • Sudbury Area FRENCH - December 10-11, 2015 Register Now (French) (Flyer)
  • Sudbury Area ENGLISH - December 10-11, 2015 Register Now (English) (Flyer)
  • Vancouver Area ENGLISH - April 7-8, 2016 - More information to come
  • Winnipeg Area ENGLISH - April 27-28, 2016 Register Now  (Flyer)
  • Halifax Area ENGLISH - Spring 2016 - More information to come
Urban Outdoor Adventures with an Aboriginal Perspective
Toronto Aboriginal Eco Tours' mission is to develop a sustainable relationship with Mother Earth for generations to come. They intend on doing this by sharing traditional teachings of cultural and environmental respect through guided tours and hands-on workshops. Book a tour! 

Green Teacher's upcoming webinars are an interactive way for educators to continue learning about key environmental topics. Registration is FREE and one can obtain a certificate upon completion. Sign up now to ensure you don't miss out on any of the following:

  • Fostering Leadership for Sustainability
  • How to be a Better Teacher-Naturalist
  • Addressing Aquatic Invasive Species
  • Collecting Field Data on Local Birds with Elementary Students

2016 Staples Superpower your School Contest

Does your school save the planet with its eco programs? Here’s your chance to superpower your school with the latest technology! Entries will be accepted online from December 3, 2015 – January 29, 2016. Enter now! 


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