For Educators

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Green Venture offers a variety of interactive, curriculum-linked programs for students, all the way from preschool to Grade 12. Browse through our current program offerings below.

Are you interested in a topic not listed here? Reach out to us at education@greenventure.ca to make a suggestion or ask us about joining our Education Steering Committee (launching 2022).

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Youth Stewardship Program

Looking for ways to put action into education? Have your class work together on a hands-on stewardship project! Whether you implement our tree-planting or invasive species removal programs, or develop a project of your own, Green Venture can support you in running your own classroom Youth Stewardship Program. This is a longer-term program that includes several workshops for developing professional skills and learning how to plan and implement a stewardship project. It is offered as an in-class program or as an extracurricular.

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SHSM Workshops & Certification

Are your Grade 11 and 12 students completing a Specialist High Skills Major? Green Venture is now offering SHSM certifications – a variety of engaging workshops to assist your students in completing elective certifications and training courses. Workshop length and cost are dependent on the certification required. Certifications are currently available for Arts & Culture, Construction, Energy, Environment, Health & Wellness, Horticulture & Landscaping, and Non-Profit SHSMs. Find a full list of certifications available and workshop descriptions here. Register for a workshop here.

For more information, or to request a certification not listed here, please contact us at education@greenventure.ca

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Community Science

Our first community science project is focused on LDD moth egg sac removal. LDD moths are an invasive species that wreak havoc on our tree canopy each year, so we are excited at the prospect of bringing together our community to help keep them under control. We are keeping track of how many egg sacs are removed throughout this project, so we can calculate an estimate of the leaf area saved. That means that participating classes will know what a big, positive impact the project has had on our urban tree canopy! The program will be open to all grades, with curriculum ties, for students from Kindergarten to grade 12.

Register to participate here

If you remove any sacs on your own let us know by filling out this form, and we will add it to our total.

Contact us at education@greenventure.ca with any questions or for more information.

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Waste & Water Workshops

Want to add more eco-friendly programming to your elementary classroom? Thinking about booking a workshop for your class? We offer engaging, fun, and informative workshops for kindergarten through grade 8 with cross-curricular links to the Ontario curriculum. Each workshop is set up to run for about an hour, and some have an option to be extended. Workshops can be run completely outdoors on site at EcoHouse, virtually or in combination. We are constantly updating how we operate so that we can run all our programing safely, and within the current public health guidelines Check out the workshop descriptions for more details on all our waste and water workshops.  

Fill out this form to register your class for one of our workshops.

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Fresh Air for Kids

Is air quality important to you? Us too! We each take over 20,000 breaths every day. Poor air quality can be particularly harmful for children, because they take in more per air per kilogram of body weight than adults. That’s why we partnered with Corr Research and the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change to bring Fresh Air for Kids to Hamilton schools. If you’re interested in signing up your class for Fresh Air for Kids, please fill out the form below.