Calling all teachers! Launching EYA’s NEW School Program

August 20, 2018 Featured, Homepage, Uncategorized

WILD MIND: Connecting heads, hands & hearts to the urban wild

The EYA Wild Mind School Program supports high school science teachers to engage students in three lessons exploring their interconnectedness with our urban ecology & biodiversity, challenging them to re-imagine our cities as sustainable, resilient ecosystems for a wide variety of species, including our own.

1. Teachers receive…

1 X RESOURCE PACKAGE

The Resource Package aims to support teachers in getting their students outside to explore and interact with the natural world, thereby fostering student’s curiosity & encouraging inquiry into the world outside their door.

2. Resource package includes and teachers deliver…

3 x LESSONS 

The Resource Package consists of sequenced lessons on urban plant & wildlife biodiversity with activities for the teacher to deliver both in the classroom and outdoors.

3. EYA delivers…

1 x WORKSHOP

The program concludes with a hands-on nature stewardship workshop facilitated by EYA in the classroom, schoolyard garden or at Strathcona Community Gardens.

NOTE: Priority for workshops will be given to schools in the Vancouver School Board due to cost and ability to travel. We specifically encourage applications from teachers at Britannia, Templeton, VanTech, and the alternate schools.

Contribution for stewardship workshop: We suggest a contribution of $95 for the 1 hour workshop. Fees cover staff time, travel and materials. However, we strive to make our programming accessible to everyone. Please do not hesitate to contact us if cost is a barrier.

Questions? Contact Jaycee Clarkson, Program Coordinator, at jaycee@eya.ca

 To register click here