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Enable Canadian educators to teach meaningful, inquiry-driven environmental learning connected to Indigenous perspectives so students can imagine a better world - and take the steps necessary to make that world a reality.
In Ontario, all teachers are mandated to infuse environmental education into their teaching (Acting Today, Shaping Tomorrow, 2009) – yet only a third of Canadian teachers feel they have the knowledge and skills to teach about our changing environment (Lakehead University, 2021).
Developed by the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study (JICS) Laboratory School at OISE-UofT, Natural Curiosity (NC) is an innovative environmental education program that helps teachers overcome this challenge. As a 100% donor-funded organization created in collaboration with Indigenous educators and partners, Natural Curiosity provides professional development for educators enabling them to address a critical link between environmental and Indigenous education.
Our groundbreaking resource, Natural Curiosity 2nd Edition: The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children’s Environmental Inquiry (NC2) was published in 2018, and supports all educators to authentically respond to the calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
Together, we can address the ongoing challenges in education, and you can help us provide transformative professional learning for educators across Canada. Your support lets us empower educators to integrate environmental and Indigenous education into their practice, in the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation.
Your Support in Action
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