Classroom to Communities

Date: November 27, 2017

Time: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Location: J.L. Crowe Secondary, Trail, SD 20


School district staff and community educators are invited to participate in the pilot 'Classrooms to Communities' Curriculum Implementation Workshop which will take place in 3 weeks at JL Crowe Secondary School in Trail on Monday, November 27.

This is an opportunity for teachers and community educators to come together to learn, share, connect and collaborate to support Place-based Learning within the context of the redesigned curriculum.

9th World Environmental Education Congress

Start date: September 9, 2017

End date: September 15, 2017

Location: Vancouver, BC


9th World Environmental Education Congress

World Environmental Education Congress – WEEC – is an international congress addressing education for environment and sustainable development. WEEC 2017 is the 9th congress and will take place September 9-15, 2017 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

The congress is an international meeting point for everyone working with education for environment and sustainable development or which have an interest in the field. WEEC 2017 is as such an opportunity to learn more about the latest in environmental and sustainability education, to discuss with people from all over the world, to share your own work and to learn from others. We are expecting participants from a wide range of countries. Are you maybe a researcher, educator, student, decision-maker, NGO or media working with or having an interest in education for environment and sustainable development, or are you just curious? Welcome!

The congress will discuss the role and importance of education for environment and sustainability at all levels; both in higher education and for lower ages.

Walking the Talk for Green Schools – 2016 Success Sharing Network Event

Date: December 15, 2016

Time: 5:30-9:00

Location: Telus World of Science


Walking the Talk for Green Schools – 2016 Success Sharing Network Event

Our 8th annual Walking the Talk for Green Schools Solstice Celebration is coming up December 15th at Science World.  This is a rich opportunity to mingle with the EE network in Metro Vancouver, be inspired by great work happening around the region, meet community educators eager to help you connect your students to place, and find out how you can advance EE in your classroom and beyond.  I look forward to seeing you there!

Curriculum for Squamish Map – Focus Group

Date: October 19, 2016

Time: 18:30

Location: 1532 Salsbury Drive

Dear teachers,

Please join me for a focus group discussion on curriculum development for the Squamish Place Names Map on Wednesday October 19th at 6:30pm at 1532 Salsbury Drive in the Commercial Drive area of Vancouver.

At this meeting, we will be seeking input on learning materials to accompany the Squamish Place Names Map for all age groups and subject areas. This meeting will be a chance for you to learn about, and share your thoughts on, incorporating Indigenous knowledge in the curriculum and place-based education. And it will be an opportunity to connect with other teachers who are exploring these same questions.

In the spirit of knowledge exchange, participants in the focus group will be welcomed with an overview of important Squamish language, territory, and protocol information, which can be immediately and easily incorporated into your classrooms and lives. Light refreshments and snacks will also be served.

Please confirm your attendance and let me know if you have any questions.

Nicki Benson
Education Initiatives Manager