Natural Curiosity is thrilled to announce the return of our Summer Institute! A renewal of last year's sold-out pilot program, this virtual professional learning is for educators across Turtle Island who wish to deepen their own inquiry into the ecology of Natural Curiosity – growing a learning environment where educators and students experience themselves in relationship with the Land and each other in community.
Date and Time:
Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 12:00pm to Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 3:00pm
Part of the Natural Curiosity team at the University of Toronto, the Program Coordinator supports the introduction, implementation, and use of Natural Curiosity and inquiry-based teaching with an Indigenous lens in schools and across the province and country.
This free program is designed for self-guided learning and includes a 5-part instructional video series that provides an introductory exploration of Natural Curiosity’s four-branch environmental inquiry framework, deepened by Indigenous perspectives.
Part of the Natural Curiosity team at the University of Toronto, the Program and Development Coordinator is responsible for leading and executing a fundraising strategy for the 2021-22 academic year, and supporting the implementation and growth of the Natural Curiosity Program for Environmental and Indigenous education in schools across the province and country.
Calling all Environmental and Sustainability Education researchers, faculty, students and scholars! Don’t miss the EECOM Research Symposium happening April 21st as part of the online EECOM 21 Conference! REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN! Register today: https://ecoschools.ca/eecom
The second edition of Natural Curiosity offers educators a powerful way to engage their students in learning about their world. It provides a framework for environmental inquiry shaped by students' questions and theories—their natural curiosity—as they explore their environment. Created in response to the recommendations by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada to situate Indigenous perspectives at the heart of Canadian educational settings, most notably in connection with environmental issues, the Indigenous lens in this edition supports a stronger awareness of Indigenous approaches to environmental learning and the importance of Indigenous perspectives in environmental and all education.
The Natural Curiosity Program at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study supports the introduction, implementation, and use of Natural Curiosity 2nd Edition and inquiry-based teaching with an Indigenous lens in educational settings across Turtle Island. At this time, our small collaborative team is looking for a Coordinator who can provide support to our outreach, communications and professional learning strategies.