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Posted under "Educational Program" http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/taxonomy/term/169 The taxonomy view with a depth of 0. en Red Fish School of Change: In the Field, for the Future http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/4177 <p>Do you want to contribute to positive change in the world? Have an idea about how you want to serve your community, but need help making it happen?<br /> Join this innovative field school designed for people who want to lead the way in creating positive social and environmental change. Travel as a group, using mostly human-powered transport, through the West Kootenays of British Columbia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/4177">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/4177#comments British Columbia Ecological Literacy / Ecological Footprint Educational Program Higher Education Post-secondary Curriculum Sustainable Consumption / Simple Living Mon, 26 Nov 2012 09:25:53 -0800 EcoAshley 4177 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Exploring Wastewater & Sustainability in Metro Vancouver: An Experiential Workshop for Grade 10 Teachers http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/4164 <p>Attention Grade 10 Science Teachers!<br /> Exploring Wastewater &amp; Sustainability in Metro Vancouver: An Experiential Field Trip Workshop for Teachers<br /> When? Saturday November 24, 2012 - 9:30am to 3:30pm<br /> Where? Annacis Island Wastewater Academy<br /> Join Grade 10 Science teachers from across the region for an experiential day of professional development. Explore ideas, strategies and resources to enhance your Science 10 teaching about wastewater and sustainability in Metro Vancouver.</p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/4164">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/4164#comments British Columbia Ecological Literacy / Ecological Footprint Educational Program K-12 K-12 School Curriculum - Sustainability Education Resource Management Sustainable Consumption / Simple Living Waste Management Water and Sewage Sat, 17 Nov 2012 14:03:24 -0800 EcoAshley 4164 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca SFU and TRU Announce New Outdoor Education Dual Certification for Teaching http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/4034 <p>The Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the Adventure Studies Department at<br /> Thompson Rivers University (TRU) are pleased to announce an exceptional new and unique Outdoor<br /> Education certification that combines the best of the world-­‐renown SFU Professional Development<br /> Program and TRU Adventure Studies program. Please see attachment for more information.</p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/4034">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/4034#comments British Columbia Educational Program Higher Education Post-secondary Curriculum Fri, 04 Nov 2011 17:53:35 -0700 Carlos 4034 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Climate change courses for BC civil servants launched by PICS http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3857 <p>The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) has today announced the launch of an innovative series of online climate change short courses for civil servants and British Columbians. Throwing the old-fashioned textbook approach out the window, “Climate Insights 101” uses a combination of animation, interviews and click-thrus to engage people on the basic concepts and findings of climate science research.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3857">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3857#comments British Columbia Climate Change and Air Quality Educational Program Provincial Government Tue, 30 Aug 2011 23:45:21 -0700 wttcoordinator 3857 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Canadian Youth Climate Coalition - Fall Gr 8-12 Educational Workshops Available http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3737 <p>Canadian youth-led non-profit organization the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition (CYCC) is launching a national climate change educational program this fall, and would like to invite BC teachers to participate.</p> <p>The CYCC has developed a dynamic, interactive workshop that challenges high school students to consider the impacts of climate change on their communities, and to identify their role in becoming part of the solution. As part of the workshop, each student will be asked to consider the kind of Canada they want to be living in 25 years from now.</p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3737">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3737#comments British Columbia Educational Program Global Citizenship / Global Education K-12 Sat, 13 Aug 2011 22:48:58 -0700 wttcoordinator 3737 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Ministry of Eduction's June Green Schools Newsletter http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3574 <p>The June Green Schools Newsletter (PDF attached) Includes:</p> <ul> <li>The Notebook: Spring Cleaning</li> <li>School Facilities and Learning</li> <li>District Spotlight: Boundary SD</li> <li>BC Green Games Winning Projects</li> <li>Resources: Nutrients for Life</li> </ul> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="first last og_links"><a href="/node/99" class="og_links">K-12 Group</a></li> </ul></div> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3574#comments K-12 Group British Columbia Educational Program K-12 K-12 Green Schools Wed, 01 Jun 2011 13:02:48 -0700 wttcoordinator 3574 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Gardens of Destiny: Film for Sustainability Educators http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3559 <p>GARDENS OF DESTINY is a fun and educational 63 minute documentary explaining what<br /> sustainable agriculture is and solutions on how to achieve sustainable food<br /> production (with biodiversity). Gardens of Destiny is already in use in more<br /> than 85 universities or colleges in North America, UK and Australia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3559">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3559#comments British Columbia Educational Program Food Production / Organic Agriculture / Urban Agriculture Non-Formal Fri, 08 Apr 2011 18:24:50 -0700 wttcoordinator 3559 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca February Issue of Ministry of Ed's Green Schools Newsletter http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3530 <p>Please see attached PDF of the Ministry of Education's newest Green Schools Newsletter. This edition features:</p> <p>- Environmental Aesthetics</p> <p>- Carbon Tax Reimbursements and Carbon Offsets</p> <p>- Green Spotlight on Sooke S.D.</p> <p>- BC Green Games Accepting Submissions</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="first last og_links"><a href="/node/99" class="og_links">K-12 Group</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3530">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3530#comments K-12 Group British Columbia Ecological Literacy / Ecological Footprint Educational Policy (Advanced Education) Educational Policy (K-12) Educational Program K-12 Tue, 08 Feb 2011 14:00:19 -0800 wttcoordinator 3530 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca New Institute for Environmental Learning approved by SFU Senate http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3503 <p>On December 6, 2010, the SFU Senate approved the creation of the new Institute for Environmental Learning (IEL). The key purpose of the Institute is “to develop and support research on environmental learning in communities, schools and post-secondary institutions throughout the Province of British Columbia.”</p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3503">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3503#comments British Columbia Ecological Literacy / Ecological Footprint Educational Policy (Advanced Education) Educational Policy (K-12) Educational Program Higher Education Tue, 21 Dec 2010 12:38:08 -0800 wttcoordinator 3503 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Ministry of Education's Fall Green Schools Newsletter http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3442 <p>See attached PDF of the October issue of Green Schools Newsletter, which includes:</p> <p>·       The Notebook</p> <p>·       Ministry Update</p> <p>·       Coquitlam School District</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="first last og_links"><a href="/node/99" class="og_links">K-12 Group</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3442">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3442#comments K-12 Group British Columbia Educational Policy (K-12) Educational Program K-12 Tue, 05 Oct 2010 12:21:05 -0700 wttcoordinator 3442 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca New Royal Roads Certificate in Carbon and Energy Leadership http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3435 <p>Based on extensive research and in response to a changing world, Royal<br /> Roads University, Continuing Studies is pleased to announce the new Carbon<br /> and Energy Leadership Certificate a series of 9 short, comprehensive,<br /> non-credit courses co-designed with Dr. Charles Krusekopf from the School<br /> of Environment and Sustainability, that will help build awareness and<br /> broaden understanding and development of carbon and energy leadership in<br /> terms of:  influencing change and leading environmental action; leading</p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3435">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3435#comments British Columbia Educational Program Higher Education Post-secondary Curriculum Thu, 30 Sep 2010 12:58:53 -0700 wttcoordinator 3435 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca The Work that Reconnects/Reconnecting to Life, Oct. 30-31 Workshops at Royal Roads http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3418 <p>The Work that Reconnects/Reconnecting to Life</p> <p>with Jackie Larkin and Olive Dempsey<br /> Royal Roads University, Victoria, B.C.<br /> Saturday, October 30 - Sunday, October 31, 2010<br /> 9am to 8pm Saturday; 9am to 5pm Sunday</p> <p>Reconnecting to Life workshops engage heart, mind and spirit in the task<br /> of deepening and<br /> repairing our connections to ourselves, our human community and all<br /> planetary life.  Within a safe and transformative group process, led by<br /> highly skilled facilitators, we celebrate the joy and</p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3418">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3418#comments British Columbia Community Engagement Community Health Educational Program Non-Formal Wed, 15 Sep 2010 10:50:49 -0700 wttcoordinator 3418 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Feature: The Goals of Environmental Learning Across the Curriculum http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3336 <p>This summer, teachers from across BC will<br /> become students once again and explore the wonders of nature through a<br /> new course designed to enhance environmental education across all<br /> subject areas in BC schools.</p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3336">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3336#comments British Columbia Educational Policy (Advanced Education) Educational Policy (K-12) Educational Program Higher Education Wed, 12 May 2010 12:50:05 -0700 wttcoordinator 3336 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca 2010 BC Green Games Winners Announced http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3314 <p>The annual BC Green Games, hosted by Science World of British Columbia and BC Hydro, has just announced this year's winning BC schools. There were 94 entries from 32 school districts around the province this year, all vying for a share of the $22500 prize money available. A panel of provincial environmental experts chose the winning school greening project entries, and additional viewer's choice awards were also given out based on online voting.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="first last og_links"><a href="/node/99" class="og_links">K-12 Group</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3314">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3314#comments K-12 Group British Columbia Educational Program K-12 K-12 Green Schools K-12 School Curriculum - Sustainability Education Mon, 19 Apr 2010 11:17:30 -0700 wttcoordinator 3314 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Ministry of Education's Spring Green Schools Newsletter http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3299 <p>Please see attached PDF of the Ministry of Education's Spring Green Schools Newsletter.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="first last og_links"><a href="/node/99" class="og_links">K-12 Group</a></li> </ul></div> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3299#comments K-12 Group British Columbia Educational Policy (K-12) Educational Program K-12 Tue, 06 Apr 2010 16:39:13 -0700 wttcoordinator 3299 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Turn off, Tune out: EARTH HOUR is Saturday March 27, 8:30-9:30 pm http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3281 <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3281">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3281#comments Community Engagement Educational Program International Non-Formal Wed, 24 Mar 2010 13:52:47 -0700 wttcoordinator 3281 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Latest Ministry of Education Green Newsletter http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3251 <p>Here it the latest newsletter from the British Columbia Ministry of Education's Green Schools Program, including updates on initiatives, events and success stories.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="first last og_links"><a href="/node/99" class="og_links">K-12 Group</a></li> </ul></div> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3251#comments K-12 Group British Columbia Educational Policy (K-12) Educational Program K-12 Tue, 16 Feb 2010 14:48:23 -0800 wttcoordinator 3251 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Climate Action Program Launches New Youth Education Partnership http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3229 <p>Climate Action Program Launches New Youth Education Partnership</p> <p>Victoria, BC –</p> <p>The Capital Regional District’s Climate Action Program has launched a<br /> new Youth Climate Education Partnership for 2010. The partnership will<br /> work with The BC Sustainable Energy Association, the Sierra Club of<br /> BC, and the BC Campus Climate Network to provide climate change<br /> education to more than 3,600 students across the region.<br /> The CRD Climate Action Program was established in 2009 and acts as a</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="first last og_links"><a href="/node/99" class="og_links">K-12 Group</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3229">read more</a></p> K-12 Group British Columbia Educational Program K-12 K-12 Green Schools Thu, 21 Jan 2010 12:32:31 -0800 wttcoordinator 3229 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Craik Sustainable Living Project in Saskatchewan -- call for student boarders http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3212 <p>Praxis International Institute (PII) is located in a new eco-constructed facility in the Craik Sustainable Living Project in Craik, Saskatchewan, Canada and is open to youth from around the world.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="first last og_links"><a href="/node/99" class="og_links">K-12 Group</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3212">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3212#comments K-12 Group Campus Planning and Development Canada Educational Program K-12 Wed, 13 Jan 2010 12:30:25 -0800 wttcoordinator 3212 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca High Schools: Still time to send Ecards to the Children's Climate Forum in Copenhagen http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3148 <p>High School teachers, it is<br /> not too late for your students to have a voice in the upcoming climate change<br /> negotiations in Copenhagen!<br /> Set aside some class time between now and November 23rd<br /> so that your students can create eCards with their messages about<br /> climate change. Canada's team of youth delegates—featured here<br /> in their winning video application to UNICEF's Get Reel on Climate<br /> Competition—will take the eCards with them to the Children's Climate<br /> Forum in Copenhagen.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="first last og_links"><a href="/node/99" class="og_links">K-12 Group</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3148">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3148#comments K-12 Group Climate Change and Air Quality Educational Program International K-12 Sun, 08 Nov 2009 23:29:52 -0800 wttcoordinator 3148 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca They're Back!! 2010 BC Green Games Announced http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3138 <p>BC Green Games is a province-wide competition for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12, designed to motivate action, enable sharing and reward and celebrate the green efforts of schools in BC.<br /> The steps to participation include:<br /> 1. Register! Sign your team up beginning October 2009.<br /> 2. Submit and Share! Starting February 1 and until February 26 2010 submit your team's entry. View projects in the BC Green Games Gallery and vote for your favourite entries until March 15 2010!<br /> 3. See the Winners! Chosen by judges and you and announced in April 2010.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="first last og_links"><a href="/node/99" class="og_links">K-12 Group</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3138">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3138#comments K-12 Group British Columbia Educational Program K-12 K-12 Green Schools Tue, 03 Nov 2009 14:05:51 -0800 wttcoordinator 3138 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca New Evergreen Workshops for Student, Teachers, Parents and Administrators - Greening your School http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3075 <p>DO YOU KNOW PARENTS, STUDENTS, TEACHERS OR ADMINISTRATORS WHO NEED SOME HELP IN STARTING THEIR GREENING PROJECT?<br /> NEED SOME SHADE TREES, A FOOD GARDEN OR A GATHERING SPACE FOR YOU TO TEACH OUTDOORS?<br /> ARE YOUR STUDENTS BORED AT RECESS? DOES YOUR DAYCARE OFFER A RANGE OF NATURAL PLAY SPACES?</p> <p>Join me and our local experts for one or all of the upcoming workshops, designed to help de-mystify the process of greening your school grounds.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="first last og_links"><a href="/node/95" class="og_links">Higher Education Group</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3075">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3075#comments Non Formal Education K-12 Group Higher Education Group British Columbia Educational Program Food Production / Organic Agriculture / Urban Agriculture K-12 K-12 Green Schools Non-profit / NGO Youth Youth / Student Organizations Fri, 09 Oct 2009 08:44:42 -0700 jlmoore 3075 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Professional Development Day for Educators http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/7664 <p style="text-align: center" class="p1"> <b>Professional Development Day for Educators </b> </p> <p style="text-align: center" class="p2"> <b>Friday, October 25, 2013 </b> </p> <p style="text-align: center" class="p2"> <b>10:00am – 2:00pm </b> </p> <p style="text-align: center" class="p1"> <b>Free admission for educators </b>  </p> <p style="text-align: center" class="p2"> See for yourself why booking a field trip to the Greater Vancouver Zoo is a fantastic educational experience for your students  </p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/7664">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/7664#comments Biodiversity and Habitat / Bioregionalism British Columbia Educational Program K-12 Tue, 08 Oct 2013 17:38:25 -0700 Lena 7664 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca BEAN - Biodiversity Education and Awareness Network http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/4033 <p>I like the simplicity of BEAN's 4 Rs of Biodiversity:</p> <p>Retain, Restore, Replace, Recover </p> <p><strong><em>Retain</em></strong> (i.e. protect) populations, species and habitats that are ecologically significant.</p> <p><em><strong>Restore</strong></em> habitats that have been degraded.</p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/4033">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/4033#comments Biodiversity and Habitat / Bioregionalism Canada Educational Program Non-Formal Sat, 29 Oct 2011 18:31:23 -0700 GreenHearted 4033 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca New Outdoor and Experiential Teacher Training Program - SFU and TRU http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/4032 <p>Just heard from Hartley Banack that SFU and TRU are collaborating on a new teacher education program in Outdoor and Experiential Education (perhaps fashioned after the one at Queen's, my alma mater). Sounds exciting! Now taking applications. Application deadline is January 15, 2012. More info attached.</p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/4032#comments British Columbia Educational Program Higher Education Post-secondary Curriculum Sat, 29 Oct 2011 18:21:00 -0700 GreenHearted 4032 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca