Eco-Inquiry has a podcast! Enjoy all 10 episodes to take a deep dive into environmental and outdoor education.
Please listen to the podcast via this link: Eco-Inquiry Podcast
Season 1, Episode 10: Eco-Inquiry with Pam Miller
Pam Miller is the Toronto District School Board’s Instructional Leader for EcoSchools. In the 2020-21 school year, Pam taught Grade 8 virtual school. Pam speaks to us about how to develop empathy and other principles of ecological literacy, as well as how to support student engagement, leadership, and eco-action! For more see: www.tdsb.on.ca/ecoschools/ Follow Pam at @pam_ecoschools on Twitter. Supporting article: 5 Ways to Develop Ecological Literacy at https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/five_ways_to_develop_ecoliteracy
Season 1, Episode 9: Eco-Inquiry with Dr Hilary Inwood
Dr. Hilary Inwood is a teacher educator, researcher and artist who leads the Environmental & Sustainability Education (ESE) Initiative at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Her research focuses on deepening teachers’ knowledge and skills in environmental learning. Hilary speaks to us about the power of partnerships in environmental education. See more about Dr Hilary Inwood’s work at: www.hilaryinwood.ca https://www.oise.utoronto.ca/ese/
Season 1, Episode 8: Eco-inquiry with Juliet Robertson
Juliet Robertson is one of Scotland’s leading education consultants specializing in outdoor learning and play. In 2007, Juliet established Creative STAR Learning Ltd to provide Support, Training, Advice and Resources on almost all aspects of outdoor learning and play, hence the STAR in the company name. She is the author of two books, Dirty Teaching: A Beginner’s Guide to Learning Outdoors (2014) and Messy Maths (2017). Juliet offers a plethora of free resources, including lessons on outdoor teaching and learning, as well as many blog posts to support new and seasoned educators with engaging their students of all ages in outdoor learning. In this episode, Juliet takes a deep dive into taking math outdoors in our schoolyards for re-energizing teacher curiosity and creativity, and increasing student engagement and achievement. Follow her on Twitter at: @CreativeSTAR and visit her website at: https://creativestarlearning.co.uk/
Season 1, Episode 7: Eco-inquiry with Cynthia Roulston
Cynthia Roulston is an Intermediate Teacher with the Toronto District School Board. Her program focuses on experiential learning, outdoor education and eco-justice. Cynthia shares strategies to support student engagement via outdoor education and leadership with eco-action and social justice initiatives, as well as her unique spin on gaming! Follow Cynthia on Twitter & Instagram @awesomelab644.
Season 1, Episode 6: Eco-inquiry with Rob Ridley
Rob Ridley is the Coordinator of Outdoor and Environmental Education for the Peel District School Board, and the long-time moderator of #EnviroEd on Twitter. In this episode of The Eco-Inquiry Podcast, Rob speaks about ways to create community and build partnerships in environmental education both in-person and online. He tells us his vision for extending the outdoor ed field centre experience! PDSB Learning Naturally Website.
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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