EcoSpark's School Watch: Green Spaces as Learning Places

School Watch is a free program where teachers learn how to lead citizen science projects with their students on school grounds. We deliver free teacher PD on curriculum-linked environmental projects such as tree inventories and pollinator surveys. This project allows students to contribute meaningful data while learning about ecosystem health, positive actions and environmental science in the community.

At teacher* workshops, we provide: 

  • Hands-on resources for animating school ground greening projects
  • Exposure to and training on different kinds of citizen science projects
  • Follow-up staff support to plan and co-lead an outdoor education lesson with EcoSpark
  • Opportunities to earn points towards your EcoSchools certification! (YRDSB participants receive a York Region District School Board certificate of Ontario EcoSchools points earned, and are eligible for additional points by implementing citizen science activities.)

*While designed for teachers, workshops are suitable for anyone interested in connecting kids with outdoor education, space permitting.

EcoSpark is an environmental charity whose mission is to empower communities to take an active role in protecting and sustaining their local environment.

Registration is required. Spaces are limited.

Click here for directions to Barbara Reid Public School, Whitchurch-Stouffville. This mini-workshop is part of Barbara Reid's Building Nature Connection IV community/York Region District School Board event from 4:30-8:30pm. Registrants with EcoSpark will be provided with additional event details by email.

Click here to download a poster to help us promote School Watch!

May 02, 2018 at 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Barbara Reid Public School
130 Hoover Park Dr
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A 0V4
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Dana Buchbinder · · 647-258-3280 ext 2003

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