Our 2022 Awards are here!
Every year, Natural Curiosity is grateful to recognize exemplary educators and educator candidates who are integrating environmental education and the importance of Indigenous perspectives into their practice, through our annual Burtynsky and Suzuki Awards for Teaching Excellence in Environmental Education. This year, we are honoured to announce that our Suzuki Award for pre-Service educators has grown into a national award. Learn more about your eligibility, and apply today!
Recovery, Reflection, & Reciprocity Series
Natural Curiosity in Community: Sustaining Environmental Inquiry Beyond Earth Month with Raadiyah Nazeem (Grade 1 Teacher, JICS Lab School) and Krista Spence (Teacher-Librarian & Land-Based Education Resource Teacher, JICS Lab School)
On Wednesday, April 27th, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM ET, Raadiyah and Krista celebrated Earth Month by exploring Natural Curiosity – the four branches of environmental inquiry, deepened by Indigenous perspectives articulated by Doug Anderson – through the powerful lens of community. They explored the potential of community-focused inquiries as a catalyst for all learners to engage in experiential and integrated learning about food, water, waste, plants and animals, stories, treaties, and all that binds us in the integrated nature of the environment and communities in which we live.
Free Self-Guided Learning Program
5-Part Instructional Video Series
Over the summer, Natural Curiosity engaged our key authors and leading practitioners to develop a new, freely accessible professional learning program in support of environmental and Indigenous education across Turtle Island for all.
This 5-part instructional video series that provides an introductory exploration of Natural Curiosity’s four-branch environmental inquiry framework, deepened by Indigenous perspectives.
May's edition of Making the Shift is out now! This month, Natural Curiosity highlights an inspiring educators to celebrate our annual awards. The newsletter also showcases some resources and events to help you get outdoors and engage in Environmental Education and Indigenous perspectives this month and beyond.
Doug Anderson and Julie Comay (authors of NC2!) had a lovely conversation on Earthy Chats hosted by our friends at Green Teacher Magazine, The Outdoor Learning Store, CBEENetwork, and Stoked on Science about exploring environmental inquiry with an Indigenous perspective.