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Complete Communities Webinar Series

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Join EcoSpark for our FREE teacher training webinars!

Neptis Foundatio's map of the GGHEcoSpark is excited to offer four webinars about sustainable development and climate change, and how to teach these ideas in your classroom. Learn about sustainable growth where you live, work and play in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH).

Teachers! Join us for our upcoming webinars:

  1. MODULE 1: Building Complete Communities in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

Learn about building sustainable communities in the Greater Golden Horseshoe - one of the fastest growing regions in North America - and how to implement these ideas in your classroom. Click here to read more.

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 from 7:30pm-8:30pm EST

 

 

  1. MODULE 2: Teaching Climate Change and Sustainability

Learn about the causes of climate change, the policies and initiatives to help reduce it including buildling sustainable communities, and how your classes can help reduce climate change in your community. Click here to read more.

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 from 7:30pm-8:30pm EST


 

  1. MODULE 3: Mapping with the Neptis Geoweb

Explore the easy-to-use Neptis Geoweb (a free online mapping platform) and visually examine land use, natural resources, and population data about the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Find out how to use this tool in your classroom. Click here to read more.

Thursday, March 1st, 2018 from 7:30pm-8:30pm EST


 

  1. MODULE 4: Building Complete Communities for the Future

Join EcoSpark and Green Teacher as we discuss sustainable development and environmental protection, and how to bring these ideas into the classroom. Click here to read more.

Monday, March 5th, 2018 from 7:30pm-8:30pm EST


 

All webinar participants will receive a FREE teacher resource guide and lesson plans!

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  1. MODULE 1: Building Complete Communities in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

Date and time: Feb. 13th, 2018 at 7:30pm – 8:30pm EST
Presenter: Kathleen Watt

 

The Greater Golden Horseshoe is one of the fastest growing regions in North America! Join us to explore how this region has grown and the conservation and growth policies in place to help protect it. We will explore the importance of environmental protection in this region and the need for sustainable development. Together, we will learn how complete communities offer sustainable growth while providing environmental protection and benefits for all residents. We will discuss how our own communities can become complete communities, and how to bring these ideas into the classroom. Learn effective, hands-on classroom ideas for a variety of subjects and grades. Join us to learn more about building complete communities in the Greater Golden Horseshoe!

 

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  1. MODULE 2: Teaching Climate Change and Sustainability

Date and time: Feb. 21st, 2018 at 7:30pm – 8:30pm EST
Presenter: Kathleen Watt

 

Climate change is one of the largest issues facing our society, although it can be challenging to teach in classrooms. In this webinar, we will discuss some of the causes of climate change and how we can build sustainable communities to help reduce it. We will touch on policies to help reduce climate change and steps that you and your students can take to make a difference! Join us to gain practical knowledge, lesson ideas, and resources to effectively teach your students about climate change. Let’s empower students to make a change in the face of climate change!

 

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  1. MODULE 3: Mapping with the Neptis Geoweb

Date and time: Mar. 1st, 2018 at 7:30 – 8:30pm EST
Presenter: Kathleen Watt

 

EcoSpark is excited to partner with the Neptis Foundation to bring you a hands-on webinar using the Neptis Geoweb. The Neptis Geoweb is a free, interactive online mapping platform that is easy-to-use! It allows users to visualize the issues affecting the Greater Golden Horseshoe and your community. Learn how the Neptis Geoweb can allow you and your students to explore land use, natural resources, transportation, population density and more, all while developing mapping skills! Join us as we guide you through the many features of the Neptis Geoweb, and provide practical ideas about how you can use this wonderful tool in your classroom!

 

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  1. MODULE 4: Building Complete Communities for the Future

Date and time: March 5th, 2018 at 7:30 – 8:30pm EST
Presenter: Kathleen Watt

 

Join us as we discuss sustainable development and environmental protection, and how to bring these ideas into the classroom. To accommodate a growing population while protecting the environment, it is important that cities and towns are built in a sustainable way. In this webinar we will talk about how building complete communities and using greenbelts (areas of protected greenspace) can be effective methods to protect the environment and how your students can learn about these initiatives. We will chat about how sustainable development, environmental protection, and reducing climate change can be integrated into classrooms to help students become more aware of sustainable growth. We will provide many classroom ideas and free educational resources. Join us to hear more about how your students can learn to build complete communities for the future!

 

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

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We also thank our webinar partners and supporters: The Neptis Foundation and Green Teacher

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