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2012 Edward Burtynsky Award Winner
An Innately Natural Way to Instill Curiosity
Grade 4 Students Use the Local Neighbourhood
Business Strip as a Valued Resource
Nurturing life-long learning is no doubt the wide-ranging goal of 21st
Century educators. We want future generations to learn to critically think and we need to ensure they are prepared to resolve the unknown challenges of tomorrow. The risk takers amongst us throw caution to the wind as we lead young people into authentic learning situations without a clear and focused agenda while trusting our intuition. We hope that the resulting landscape of inquiry allows our students to connect the dots and bring order to the chaos. This is always an intimidating prospect but one that historians, biologists and archeologists have learned is archived in the Earth’s bedrock. Darwin, as he sailed the world aboard the Beagle
, knew that a natural learning progression could be best experienced when he was immersed in situations embedded in the real world. (Read more...
The Edward Burtynsky Award for Teaching Excellence in Environmental Education
recognizes certified elementary teachers in Ontario who practice environmental inquiry in their classrooms. Winner will receive $1000 towards professional development in environmental education, and an original signed Burtynsky print!
Our Dr. David Suzuki Fellowships
honour teacher candidates graduating in 2013 who are committed to inquiry-based learning and the importance of environmental education. Two winners will be awarded $500 towards professional development and a week-long fellowship at the laboratory school.
Visit our website
for details and application forms! Deadline for applications is February 22, 2013