Making The Shift is a monthly newsletter to share stories, resources, and ideas around environmental education through inquiry-based learning. Let's collaborate!
  
2014 Teaching Awards!
Recognition for Teaching Excellence in Environmental Education 

 
  

It's that time of year again! The Laboratory School at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study is excited to be in it's 5th year of honouring both pre-service and in-service teachers. The Edward Burtynsky Award was created in order to recognize and celebrate outstanding elementary school teachers in the province of Ontario who, through their exemplary teaching methods, create learning opportunities that inspire students to become environmentally conscious, responsible world citizens who take sustainable action that protects and restores the environment, thereby creating hope for future generations.  The Dr. David Suzuki Fellowship Award was created in recognition of excellence in pre-service Environmental Education of elementary school children in the province of Ontario. Please visit our website to read the official Submission Guidelines for each award and to find out how to apply. The deadline for submissions is March 28, 2014.


The 1st Annual Owlkids Award
Inspiring Environmental Inquiry through Children's Literature 

 


Owlkids and The Laboratory School at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study are excited to announce our very first national award, recognizing a teacher and/or teacher     librarian who is using literature to teach students in innovative ways and engage them in the inquiry process. 
 

We invite elementary school teachers and teacher librarians across Canada who use literature to inspire discussion and get students thinking about their community as well as the local and global environment, to submit an application form. Please visit our website to read the official Submission Guidelines to find out how to apply. The deadline for submissions is March 28, 2014.
 

Thank you for caring for our environment.

"Nature Guide"
2013 Edward Burtynsky Award Winners:
Olivier St. Hilaire & Kimberly Clark

The Grand Prize winners of one of last year's awards have founded and are involved in a multitude of Environmental initiatives, one being Eco-Literacy.

This collaboration encourages and fosters stewardship, eco-leadership and partnership between community members. One of it's outcomes is a student-created "Nature Guide," made to showcase the various species in their local community garden. Check it out!

Visit Owlkids for great teacher, parent, and student resources concerning Canadian literature.

We are grateful for our ongoing partnership.

 

Don't forget to follow us on Instagram to see photos of Environmental Inquiry in practice around Ontario!

 
Natural Curiosity: Building Children's Understanding of the World Through Environmental Inquiry
Copyright © 2012 Natural Curiosity. All rights reserved.
Visit NaturalCuriosity.ca
Follow us on Twitter 
Follow us on Instagram
Like us on Facebook