Contest: Your Solution to Plastic Pollution

https://environmentaldefence.ca/2017/10/05/national-competition-invites-canadian-youth-share-local-plastic-pollution-solutions/

Hey, students (& Teachers)!

(Teachers – we also have free resources to help you incorporate YRE into your lesson plans this year.)

The world has a big plastic pollution problem on its hands. And there’s a creative way for you to be part of the solution.

Environmental Defence’s Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) Canada program has just launched its annual eco-journalism competition for youth. The theme for this year’s competition is: Your Solution to Plastic Pollution.

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For the competition, Canadian youth (ages 11-14 and 15-18) are invited to investigate solutions to plastic pollution in their communities, and share what they found through photography, videography, or writing. The deadline for this year’s competition is March 30, 2018.

Winners will be published by Alternatives Journal magazine. First place winners in each category will go on to compete in the International Young Reporters for the Environment Competition, run by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).

Plastic pollution is getting out of control

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Photo credit: Cristina Bergman

 

Plastic pollution is one of the fastest growing problems on the planet. Here’s a quick look at how big this problem really is:

The good news is that there are solutions. So, grab a camera and/or your notebook, and head out into your community and start exploring.

Tips to help you get started

Not sure of how to get started with your story? We can help! We have lots of great free resources on our website to help you craft your plastic pollution stories, including handbooks and instructional videos.

Visit youngreporters.ca to learn more. And good luck!

P.S. Teachers – we also have free resources to help you incorporate YRE into your lesson plans this year.

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The Museum – Theme Weeks

S.T.E.M: DESTINATION IMAGINATION

November 6 – November 10, 2017
Challenge your students to a day of interactive S.T.E.M activities and workshops. Make, tinker, build, and connect with professionals from Waterloo Region’s tech sector to showcase the potential of pursuing S.T.E.M based careers!

It all starts here.

ABORIGINAL INTERSECTIONS – Social Studies

March 26 – March 29, 2018
Stories unite us. They come from traditions of the wampum weavers and oral storytellers sharing tales of Turtle Island. But they are also being explored by emerging Aboriginal artists. Students have a unique opportunity to learn about storytelling, traditions, and the rich culture of Canadian First Nations communities.

MEDIEVAL WEEK – Grade 4 Social Studies

April 30 – May 3, 2018
Hear ye! Hear ye! Students will be immersed in unique hands-on medieval activities and workshops as we travel back to medieval times. Students will participate in a variety of workshops to experience the challenges, intrigue and excitement of living during Medieval times – all led by in-character facilitators!

 

Climate Comic Contest 2017

http://cdn.worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org/2017/09/PPT-Climate-Comic-Contest-Workshop.pdf

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PARTICIPATE IN OUR CONTEST

WHAT

Learn more about climate change AND create a superhero with an earth-saving adventure! The world will vote on the top submissions at the UN Climate Conference, COP23.

The winner will bring their superhero to life in comic-book form worldwide on earth day! Are you ready to save the world?

WHY?

  • To show the world that young people are superheroes for climate change.
  • To become an official author of Comics Uniting Nations

WHEN

  • Submit your superhero by Oct 22, 2017

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Guelph Museum Education Programs 2016/17

Education Programs 2016-2017

guelph-museum2016Consider Guelph Civic Museum and McCrae House your community classroom, where history comes to life in inspiring and enriching ways. For school groups, our programs are designed to support the learning objectives of the Ontario curriculum at each level, and have been updated to align with inquiry-based learning practices. For community groups, our programs provide unique, engaging life-long learning opportunities.

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TheMuseum Education Weeks: STEM, Egypt, Aboriginals, & Medieval Times!

Education Weeks

All Education Week programs run from 10:00am until 2:00pm, with arrival between 9:20am and 9:50am.

S.T.E.M: Destination Imagination

stem-teacher-flyerNovember 7 to 10, 2016
$12 per student
Celebrate the official launch of our brand new MakerSpace, The Underground Studio, by participating in a day of interactive activities meant to level up your class on S.T.E.M! Make, tinker, build, and connect with professionals from Waterloo Region’s tech sector to showcase the potential of pursuing S.T.E.M-based careers! It all starts here.
Curriculum connections: Grade 6 Science and Technology

Unwrapping Egypt

February 21 to 24, 2017
$12 per student
Uncover over 3,000 years of history, culture and mystery from one of the world’s greatest civilizations. Reveal the secrets of the ancient Egyptian language as a prominent scribe. Get wrapped up in the world of ancient embalmers and learn what it takes to mummify a body. Explore the tools and methods used by ancient Egyptian artisans to create the structures that Egypt is so famous for, and then put your building skills to the test in a structure building competition – all led by in-character facilitators!
Curriculum connections: Grade 4 Social Sciences, Language Arts, and Science and Technology

Aboriginal Intersections

March 27-31, 2017
$12 per student
Stories unite us. They come from the traditions of the wampum weavers of the Six Nations and of oral storytellers sharing tales of Turtle Island. But they are also being explored by emerging Aboriginal artists. This program bridges the gap between traditional and contemporary Aboriginal storytellers by exposing students to mediums explored by members from several First Nations. Students will participate and contribute to all of these methods of storytelling.
Curriculum connections: Grades 1-6 Social Studies: Heritage and Identity

Medieval Week

April 24-28, 2017
$12 per student
Students will be immersed in hands-on medieval activities: try on medieval-style clothing and armour, create a decorative illuminated manuscript, concoct medieval medicines and remedies, witness a falconry demonstration and of course, master the art of medieval combat – all led by in-character facilitators!
Curriculum connections: Grade 4 Social Students: Heritage and Identity: Early Societies, 3000BCE-1500CE

Royal Canadian Legion Open House from Oct 17-21, 2016 @ 9:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.

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We cordially invite your Faculty and Students to an Open House at the Royal Canadian Legion, Waterloo Branch No. 530. (316 Marsland Drive, Waterloo)

We must continue to help celebrate, honour, remember, and teach our youth about the contributions and sacrifices of our Veterans and in fostering the Tradition of Remembrance amongst Canada’s Youth Waterloo Branch 530 will be Hosting a special ‘Why We Remember’ week.

The Students will partake in the Royal Canadian Legion Opening Ceremonies, with the singing of O’Canada, join in the Poppy Ritual, have a question period and watch a short video.  There will be a formal Wreath Laying by some of the Students in each class and the Closing Ceremonies with the singing of God Save the Queen.  We hope to provide the Students with a fundamental understanding of who, what, where, when and why we are called upon to defend our freedom and the democracy that we have today.  During this week, all Veteran Organizations will be setting up displays, memorials, military history and video films etc.  Pamphlets, Teacher’s Guides and information books will be available.  Veterans will speak on their experiences and answer questions.  Cadets will be in attendance explaining their varied projects and endeavors.  Descriptions and clarifications for the many Youth Programs, which are sponsored by The Royal Canadian Legion, will be made available. Discover how easy it would be to become a part of our Remembrance Day Parades on November 11th, 2015 at the Kitchener and Waterloo Cenotaphs.  March along with us and Lay a Wreath on behalf of your School and the Youth of Today.  We hope to provide a better understanding of Veteran Organizations Traditions and Ideals, their Comradeship, Loyalty and Service to our Community.

We will be proclaiming ‘Why We Remember Week’ from Monday, October 17th to Friday, October 21st, 2016

Two Sessions – Morning at 9:00 a.m. – Afternoon at 12:00 p.m.

To arrange an appointment to bring classes in, or questions regarding transportation or for any further information, please contact the Waterloo Branch 530 Co-ordinator, Cheryl Lace cheryllace@hotmail.com or leave a message for Cheryl on her cell:  519-580-8229

TRANSPORTATION (SCHOOL BUSES) AVAILABLE ‘FREE OF CHARGE’

“Those who do not remember the past, are condemned to repeat it”
“They Served Till Death!  Why Not We?”

Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge

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The Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge (OSBRC) is for elementary and secondary schools in the Province of Ontario. The program aims to teach children and their families about the proper ways to handle, store and recycle batteries at home and at school.

The OSBRC offers many free resources for educators and there is no cost for a school to participate.

If you want to do something great for the environment and win cash for your school, you’ve come to the right place!

Please sign up today!

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