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The project, "The Ecosage Circle", aims to educate educators throughout the province of New Brunswick on climate change education. The first step is to offer participants a knowledge base about climate change and the impacts of this phenomenon in New Brunswick. Next, project participants will experiment with a variety of teaching strategies in environmental education and we hope, will take up a challenge: to create a teaching strategy that incites their students to adopt behaviours respectful of climatic balance!

Two professional development workshops on climate change education will be offered FREE to interested teachers (see "Workshops" in the main menu).

These workshops on climate change education are designed to appeal to the heart and soul, as well as the intelligence of the participants. Participants will become heroes of change or ecosages, who will themselves develop responsible habits toward the climate and will encourage their students to do the same.

If the project succeeds, students will also become ecosages, that is, responsible citizens, respectful of their environment. In this way, we will see the Ecosage Circle grow to become an exemplary model for the rest of the planet.

The project, the Ecosage Circle, includes a research component. The participating educators will help researchers at the Université de Moncton and at Environment Canada understand how to approach the changing of students' behaviour, in order to help them help the environment. In this way, while students are trying to adopt new and different behaviours, the researchers will be interviewing these students to better understand the process of change: behaviours which are easiest to change, feelings experienced and the factors which either limit or make these changes easier.

Would you like to become an ecosage?

Isabelle Levesque
Productions Multimédia MANA-i.net
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