Elementary School Programs

Fresh Air for Kids

Is air quality important to you? It should be! We each take over 20,000 breaths per day. Poor air quality can be particularly harmful for children, because they take in more air per pound of body weight than adults.

That’s why Green Venture has 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 your school up for Fresh Air for Kids, please fill out the form here.

Learn more about FRESH AIR FOR KIDS here or email your questions to: freshairforkids@greenventure.ca.

 

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 or at your school property, virtually or in combination. Check out the workshop descriptions for more details on the grade 2 through 8 workshops. The kindergarten to grade 1 workshop will be a combined waste and water workshop focusing on the topic of food waste. 

If you’re interested in signing up your class for one of the workshops, please fill out the form here.

 

Community Science

Our first community science project will be 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 will keep track of how many egg sacs are removed through the project and 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

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

A group of young students listening to a Green Venture Staff member give instructions on site at Ecohouse. In the top right hand corner there is a logo that says waste and water workshop with a picture of a globe with garbage inside of it and a hand reaching to remove it. At the bottom of the image there is a band of text that says: Kindergarten to grade 8.
Picture of a kindergartener removing an LDD moth egg sac beside another picture of two grade twelve students also removing LDD moth egg sacs. Below it says: Kindergarten to grade 12, LDD moth egg sac removal green venture community science.

High School Programs - Young Environmental Professionals

Youth Stewardship & Professional Skills Program: NATURhoods

Applications for our newest Youth Stewardship and Professional Skills Program are open for fall 2021. If you’re passionate about the environment, are looking for a way to make a positive impact, and are ready to work hard in a fun, collaborative environment then this program is for you. If you join this program, you will:

• earn a minimum of 18 community service hours
• gain valuable professional skills and experience
• receive letters of recommendation as needed
• complete a stewardship project that will benefit the planet
• meet other high-school-aged environmentalists
• HAVE FUN!

Submit your application here to be considered for the program. Deadline to apply is September 20th and the program begins on September 27th. We hope to hear from you! Contact Heather, our Education Consultant, at heather.govender@greenventure.ca if you have questions about the program.

Please note: applications received by September 20, we will contact you by September 24, 2021 and will require a signed permission slip from a parent/guardian to continue through the program. We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis if capacity is not reached.

High School Programs

Canopy for Community 

Learn about the importance of our urban forests to local wildlife and our own health and wellbeing. We will discuss some of the major threats to urban forests, such as invasive species and development, and brainstorm ways to support the health of the forests. Take it even further by participating in a hands-on stewardship project! Plant trees, remove invasive species that threaten our urban forests, or come up with a project of your own. Register your class here.

For further information or any questions please email education@greenventure.ca

 

Fresh Air for Kids

Youth are so important to the environmental movement. That’s why we’ve expanded our air quality program to include high school geography classes! By educating Hamilton students on the importance of good air quality, we can inspire them to make changes in their lives and communities. Register your class here.

For further information or any questions please email freshairforkids@greenventure.ca

 

Power to Change

When it comes to energy conservation and protecting our planet, we all have the Power to Change! The program educates students about the importance of environmental accountability and activism, while teaching them about Canada’s current climate change actions, and how they can be more sustainable in their own lives and communities. Register your class here.

For further information or any questions please email education@greenventure.ca

Community Science

Our first community science project will be 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 will keep track of how many egg sacs are removed through the project and 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

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