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Complete Communities Webinar Series 

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Join EcoSpark for our TWO NEW FREE teacher training webinars!

EcoSpark is excited to offer two new webinars using the Neptis Geoweb! Together we will explore the newly

updated Neptis Geoweb, and learn how you can use this fantastic tool in your classroom. Learn about sustainable growth where you live, work and play in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH).

Teachers! Join us for our two new upcoming webinars:

  1. MODULE 1: Mapping with the Neptis Geoweb 

Explore the newly updated Neptis Geoweb to learn more about its unique features and recently added 2016 Canadian Census data. Together we will investigate the new features of the Neptis Geoweb including languages, immigration, educational attainment, economy, housing, travel, and much more.  

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 from 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EST



  1. MODULE 2: Neptis Geoweb Lesson Ideas

Discover fun and interactive classroom ideas with new lesson plans and ideas. Learn how EcoSpark's lesson plans and the Neptis Geoweb can be used in all grades and subjects. 

Monday, February 25th, 2019 from 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EST



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

For more info, email Kathleen at kathleen@ecospark.ca.


EcoSpark's past Complete Communities webinars are listed below. 

  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 

Ontario Government

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

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