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.  

Apply to participate here.

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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

Spongy Moth Egg Sac Removal 

This project is currently wrapping up as it is now the time of year where the eggs are beginning to hatch.

If you removed any sacs and have not yet submitted your results, let us know by filling out this form,and we will add it to our total.

Read more about the project and find out the total here.

 

Community Clean Ups and Personal Waste Audits

Completing a clean up at your school or in your community is a really impactful way to help our local environment and keep wildlife safe. By cleaning up your neighbourhood and using our free resources to track what types of waste you find you will help us determine what kinds of waste are making their way into various environments throughout Hamilton.

Doing a personal waste audit at home or in the classroom will help you to determine the things you throw away most often and how much of it there really is. This is a great step to complete when you are trying to reduce your waste – reducing waste is far easier when you get to know what’s in your bin!

By completing one or both of these projects you will have the opportunity to help keep our communities clean and move forward on your journey to reducing waste. We will compile all of the data submitted to us by the amazing groups and individuals participating in this project, and use it to inform future waste campaigns!

Sign up to participate and receive our free resources here

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

More information on this fantastic free program can be found here!

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Vermicomposting

Stop wasting and start composting! Let our Green Venture staff teach your class all about Vermicomposting, and then assemble your own classroom vermicomposter to keep, in this 60 minute workshop. Email education@greenventure.ca for more information. 

Learn more about vermicomposting here.

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