Eco-Inquiry has a new podcast! We will have discussions that take a deep dive into environmental and outdoor education. Look for Season 1 to start on Saturday September 4th, 2021, to listen to new ideas and ways of thinking about environmental and outdoor education for the 2021-22 school year!
Please listen to the Eco-Inquiry Podcast
Season 1, Episode 5: Eco-inquiry with Judy Halpern
Judy Halpern has a wealth of experience in environmental and outdoor education. She operated The Magic Suitcase for over twenty years, sharing her passion for books as a way to engage students’ imagination and connection to the outdoors. Currently Judy is an Instructor at Wilfred Laurier’s Faculty of Education, where she teachers courses in environmental education and social justice. As well, Judy is a presenter for Learning For A Sustainable Future to support teachers in taking the curriculum and their students safely outside. http://lsf-lst.ca/en/projects/teacher-resourcesListen to Judy explain the term “glocal”, which she embodies as the Coordinator of the Educator and Leadership Institute in Nepal. Judy’s present goal is to integrate environmental education with the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals. https://sdgs.un.org/goals
Season 1, Episode 4: Eco-inquiry with Sylvia Denton Carryl
Sylvia Denton Carryl has taught at Warren Park Outdoor Education Centre for the Toronto District School Board and is currently in her new role as their Outdoor Learning Coordintor. In the 2020-21 school year, Sylvia transitioned to teaching Grade 2 online. She shares her experiences of how to make environmental and outdoor education more equitable and inclusive. For more resources and information on Outdoor Education at the TDSB, visit: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/learningoutdoors
Season 1, Episode 3: Eco-inquiry with Billie Jo Reid
Billie Jo is an Instructor with PDSB Field Centres. She shares ideas for how to teach environmental and outdoor ed from Kindergarten to Grade 12, in person and online, including her passion for nature journaling. For more info, see: PDSB Learning Naturally website Follow billiejooutdoors on Instragram & @Canoegirl16 on Twitter and @billiejooutdoors on Instagram.
Season 1, Episode 2B: Eco-inquiry with Natasha Bascevan
Natasha Bascevan is Anishinaabe-Métis from Red River and Kitigan Zibi. She spent time this summer finishing her Master’s of Education, gardening, watching her three children enjoy life on the river, and observing changes in nature. Natasha has worked as a First Nations, Métis and Inuit education consultant with the York Region District School Board. This fall, Natasha is embarking on a new journey as an Instructor at York University’s Waaban Indigenous Teacher Education Program. Please listen to Natasha speak about the importance of observation, the power of returning to place, and how to find one’s own path along the journey of living and learning. Twitter @NBascevan
Season 1, Episode 2: Eco-inquiry with Rabia Khokdar.
Rabia Khokhar is an Elementary Teacher in Toronto. She is passionate about equity and social justice education. Rabia is the recipient of the Elementary Teachers’ Federations of Ontario’s 2020-2021 Anti-Racist and Equity Activism Award. Recently, Eco-Inquiry hired Rabia as an Equity Consultant to review the website with an equity, inclusivity and social justice lens. Rabia inspired our first Eco-Inquiry podcast, in which we ask you to open your comfortable, well-fitted environmental and outdoor education backpack, and get ready to re-emerge with new tools to retrofit and restock it! https://www.rabiakhokhar.com/ Follow @Rabia_Khokar1 on Twitter and rabia_khokar on Instagram.
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