Education in, about and for the Environment
3.3 To what extend do teachers offer students learning opportunities about how nature works?
(e.g., exploring our connections to each other and the world around us through examining our food, water, energy, air, and land, and our interaction with all living things; understanding energy flow, life webs and matter cycles; uncovering our dependance on the environment by asking, " In this situation, what living and non-living resources did we use? How did we use renewable and non-renewable energy?
Some of Hillside’s programs with links to Ecological Literacy are:
Grade Five Energy Conservation and Earth Citizenship
Grade Seven Interactions in the Environment
Support Your Rouge National Park is a flyer produced by FRW (Friends of the Rouge Watershed. Open this link for emails and addresses of local government officials to contact to support this initiative.
Although 2011 World Water Day was March 22, every day at Hillside we stress the importance of using less water. Many schools have expressed interest in resources to help students understand the difficulties some communities and many countries face in obtaining clean drinking water. The story of Ryan’s Well explains the tenacity of one boy, Ryan Hreljac, who perseveres to reach his goal to provide clean drinking water to children.
Read the story of Ryan’s Well or go to: http://www.ryanswell.ca/