Ontario EcoSchools: Achieving Excellence through Environment Education

Status: Ongoing
Start Date: April 3, 2017
Theme: EcoCampus

Ontario EcoSchools: Achieving Excellence through Environment Education
Lewis Molot

The Ontario EcoSchools program engages elementary and secondary students and schools in more than 50 English and French language boards in learning and action that supports curriculum-linked learning about the environment. The objectives of the grant are: to build capacity for curriculum-linked environmental education and action in Ontario schools and to support activities such as EcoSchools certification regarding teaching ecological literacy and taking action to conserve energy, minimize waste, and the greening of school grounds; to support EcoTeams, including English- and French-language workshops and webinars for elementary and secondary teachers across the province to respond to request for presentations and workshops as schools build capacity to implement EcoSchools with particular emphasis on northern communities; and to establish a provincial network of centrally-assigned board level staff, including building board-level capacity for environmental education.