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!
professional development workshops on climate change education will
be offered FREE to interested teachers (see "Workshops"
in the main menu).
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.
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.
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
you like to become an ecosage?