LSF mourns the loss of Dr. David VJ Bell

Tweet IN MEMORY OF DR. DAVID V. J. BELL Chair Learning for a Sustainable Future 2006 – 2017 Dr. David V.J. Bell has been a member of LSF since 1995 and became Chair of the Board of Directors in 2006. He has been an integral part of our organization for over 22 years. His passion, commitment and dedication to sustainability and education have left a permanent imprint on policy makers, educators and youth across Canada and internationally.  LSF would not be where we are today ...Read more

My Reflection on the EcoLeague Youth Forum (A UGDSB Perspective)

Tweet As an educator, I felt extremely lucky to be able to participate in the EcoLeague Youth Forum in Milton, Ontario on October 25th, 2016. This environmentally themed day provided more than your typical informational workshop. It targeted what is still missing in many classrooms – student driven action projects that have a positive impact on our world. To accomplish this goal, the workshop had separate sessions for teachers and students so that each could be specifically designed with its target ...Read more

Announcing our 2015 LSF-RBC Our Canada Project Award Winners!

Tweet View original post on the Our Canada Project website here The following three schools have been recognized out of over 190 school action projects to receive the 2015 LSF/RBC Our Canada Project Award.  Each of the award recipients will be given a certificate of achievement acknowledging their successful project in addition to a financial prize to be used for future action projects: First place: $3,000. Second Place: $2,000 Third Place: $1,000. Check out the winning projects these schools have done by reading the summaries below! Thank you ...Read more

This just in – New PD Opportunities for Educators!

Tweet Are you interested in participating in innovative programs that will engage you in addressing real-world issues and to become leaders in sustainability education? Here are some of our top picks for programs that will provide you with the knowledge and skills to create transformative learning opportunities for others: Master of Education in Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation (SCI) at Cape Breton University The M. Ed. (SCI) is designed for both formal and non-formal educators, administrators, innovators, classroom teachers, and environmental, community, and sustainability ...Read more

July 28-30 Recap: Making Authentic Inquiry Work Institute

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Water Docs @ School Action Projects Recognition Day

Tweet Tuesday, March 24 witnessed an exciting Recognition Day for 11 Grade 8 classes completing their participation in the 2nd annual Water Docs @ School Action Projects program.  Students from Ajax to Hamilton and downtown Toronto to Newmarket gathered at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema to watch each other’s films, see prizes awarded for the Best Project and Best Film, and to try out the Pedal Power display, a stationary bike designed to demonstrate just how much energy it takes to move water ...Read more

Professional Inquiry – Educators Exploring What They Need to Know

Tweet Stan Kozak, Learning Innovation Consultant Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) Professional inquiry, like authentic student inquiry, turns learning upside down. Instead of delivering information as a form of knowledge, inquiry calls on learners to work together to share what they know and then to expand on this base to build new knowledge. Over the last several years, through our work at LSF, and in collaboration with staff at Natural Curiosity (NC), we have had the opportunity to develop our understanding and ...Read more

Creative Connecting: Early Childhood Nature Journaling Sparks Wonder and Develops Ecological Literacy

Tweet Submitted February 27, 2014; accepted May 21, 2014 Image from Playfullearning.net “While nature journaling with elementary age children has recently increased in popularity, journaling with children of ages 2-6 is often overlooked. This article focuses specifically on why journaling is a valid practice in early childhood and the practitioner application of journaling techniques modified for the young child. Young children have an inherent sense of wonder and connection to their natural world which can be preserved and enhanced through the cultivation of observation and documentation. The young child, ...Read more

Our Canada Project Makes a Stop in Hastings!

Tweet October 30, 2014 It’s been a while since Tanya Nestoruk spent time in an elementary school but the wait has been worth her while as the Our Canada Project ambassador spends time with young people talking about sustainability and encouraging them to think creatively about their vision of Canada. Nestoruk, one of 26 ambassadors with the Our Canada Project (representing southern Ontario), was back home chatting with students at Hastings Public School and elementary school alma mater Kent in Campbellford. The CDHS ...Read more

David Bell receives 2014 EECOM Award for Excellence in International Environmental Education

Tweet Professor Emeritus David Bell of York’s Faculty of Environmental Studies has won a 2014 Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM) Award for his exemplary international environmental education work. Bell (BA ’65) was selected for his outstanding contributions in environmental public education, research, innovations and legislation. He has been involved in education for sustainable development work in Canada and internationally for more than two decades. He received the award during a ceremony in Ottawa Oct. 9 at the national EECOM ...Read more

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