2016 Award Winners!
Grand Prize Winner - Ellie Clin
Ellie Clin is an environmentally‐inspired classroom educator at The Grove Community School in Toronto, the first public alternative elementary school with a commitment to teaching the curriculum through the lenses of social justice, community activism, and environmentalism.
Ellie and her students have learned through a variety of place‐based and global environmental inquiries over the years. From partnering with organizations such as the StopGap Foundation or the Toronto Region Conservation Authority; to engaging in long‐term artistic studies of the life in their school yard; to planting vegetables for community meals in the garden, they strive to learn more about and become stewards for the local environment. And, by investigating Antarctic wildlife through Ellie’s expedition as a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow; tagging and tracking monarch butterfly migration; and creating environmental short films for the Planet In Focus student film festival, they also engage in making connections with the wider global community.
To read her full biography, please visit our Burtynsky Award page.
Congratulations to the Runners Up for the Edward Burtynsky Award
Rebecca Birtzu & Woodland Heights P.S.
Thank you to all the applicants!
Your example of passionate Environmental Inquiry teaching in the classroom continues to make a difference in the lives of students, and the greater teaching community.
Thank you for caring for our environment.