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Join EcoSpark for a FREE teacher training workshop on climate change and sustainability in the Greater Golden Horseshoe!

Neptis Foundatio's map of the GGHEcoSpark's Complete Communities workshop is an interactive professional development opportunity for teachers to learn about sustainable growth where you live, work and play in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH). The GGH is a region in southern Ontario and just like its name, is shaped like a horseshoe. Home to 9 million people, it's one of the fastest growing regions in North America! Learn what makes the GGH so important and why growth planning is needed to ensure that the GGH is a great place to live with a clean and healthy environment, a strong economy, and social equity. One way to achieve this is through complete communities. What are complete communities? Register for our workshop to learn more!

WetlandSchoolhikerWe'll tackle issues such as:

  1. Sustainability
  2. Sustainable development
  3. Complete communities
  4. Climate change
  5. Land use planning
  6. Growth in the GGH

StorefrontAt our workshops, teachers will receive:

  1. Ontario curriculum connections for the topics above
  2. A comprehensive teacher resource guide that includes:
    1. Background information and case studies for all of the topics above
    2. Info and links to practical resources
    3. Curriculum-linked lesson plans and activities
    4. Additional ideas to bring the concepts of complete communities to your classroom
  3. Training on the Neptis Geoweb (interactive online mapping tool) and how use this tool in your classroom
  4. A free lunch!!!


Saturday, February 25, 2017

10:00am - 3:00pm

Captain's Room, Ajax Community Centre

75 Centennial Road, Ajax

Guest Speaker: Gary Muller, Acting Director, Planning & Development Services, Town of Ajax


Saturday, March 4, 2017

10:00am - 3:00pm

Midhurst United Church

91 Doran Road, Midhurst

Guest Speaker: Co-chair from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition

These workshops are designed for Grade 7 to 12 Geography and Grade 9 to 11 Science but are open to all teachers!

Not available for these workshops? Don't worry! Our resources will be available online!

Do you teach in French? Our teacher guide will also be translated in French! Stay tuned!

This guide would not be possible without support from the Ontario Growth Secretariat at the Ministry of Municipal Affairs through the Places to Grow Implementation Fund.

Ontario Government

We also thank our in-kind supporters: The Neptis Foundation, The Town of Ajax and the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition.

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