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.
This September's edition of Making the Shift is dedicated to recognizing National Day for Truth & Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day on September 30th. Orange Shirt Day opens the door to important conversations about the residential school system, its ongoing legacy of intergenerational trauma, and the stories and resilience of survivors. For educators, it is an opportunity to engage in meaningful discussion and co-learning with students about Phyllis Webstad's story, and renew our shared responsibilities toward Truth and Reconciliation.
Check out the newsletter for teacher education opportunities and classroom resources for learning about the ongoing impacts of residential schools, as well as the roles that we all hold in the path toward Truth and Reconciliation.
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.