Fun – and aligned to your curriculum

Clean Schools programs use a cross-curricular, participatory and interactive workshop style and a solutions-based approach to environmental problems. Clean Schools aims to help youth develop a solid foundation of environmental knowledge and to empower them to understand how to make change in their community.

By promoting critical thinking, learner engagement and a holistic view of the human-nature connection, we strive to deepen learning that will not only increase knowledge around these issues, but also foster environmental values and commitments among learners.

Clean Schools Programs

Clean Climate Action School

Grade focus: 7 and 8
Curriculum Alignment: Greenhouse effect, oceanographic evidence of climate change, thermal properties, albedo effect

Clean Climate Action School In-Person workshop

Clean Climate Action School’s objective is to help youth develop a solid foundation in climate science and to empower them to understand how to make change in their community. Through this participatory workshop, learners explore the scientific basis of climate change, using hands-on activities that build their understanding of climate change, including carbon dioxide in our environment,  the greenhouse effect, and the albedo effect.

This program is ideally completed as a half-day workshop with experiments and activities, and a full-day workshop with a deeper dive into one of the topics covered and opportunities for learner-led inquiry and exploration. We will do our best to work with the time you have available in your classroom. 

Duration: Half-day or full-day workshop in a classroom environment 

Fees: There will be no fees for Nova Scotian schools in the 2021-2022 school year.

Availability: October to June

Clean Climate Action School Virtual workshop

Delivered over a series of 4 participatory and interactive webinars, learners will develop a solid foundation of climate science knowledge, as well as current and projected impacts, while examining how the world is responding to these great challenges.

This program aims to deepen learning that will not only increase knowledge, but foster environmental values so that learners are empowered to create change in their own communities.

Teachers will receive additional resources to support learning in and outside the classroom, including videos and mini projects for learners to build critical thinking competencies, research skills, and foster teamwork.

Duration: This program is delivered over four 1 hour webinars which can be completed daily all in 1 week, or at times that work for your class over the course of a few weeks. Optional action challenges and in-class experiments are provided to teachers.

Requirements: Classrooms and groups can join the webinar via laptop connected to a screen at the front of the class, or, on individual devices with headphones.

Fees: There will be no fees for Nova Scotian schools in the 2021-2022 school year.

Availability: October to June

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Clean Energy School

Curriculum alignment: Renewable energy, clean technology, electricity
Geared towards Grade 5 and 6 learners.

Learners explore the world of electricity and energy through a hands-on workshop that will allow them to learn about a variety of renewable energy sources. They will reflect on the choices they make and the advances in technology that are having positive effects on climate change mitigation.

Learners explore wind and solar energy through hands-on experimentation; and are introduced to geothermal energy, biofuel and marine technology and other emerging tech

Duration: Half-day workshop with experiments and activities *Full-day workshop and Virtual Version 2.0 coming soon!

Fees: There will be no fees for Nova Scotian schools in the 2021-2022 school year.     

Availability: October to June *This program will be available in French in 2022!

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Clean Water School – Stream Edition

Curriculum Alignment: Watersheds, the water cycle, habitat assessments, abiotic and biotic ecosystem components, water quality monitoring, two-eyed seeing

Geared towards Grade 7 learners. 

Clean Water School is a 3-part, experiential education for middle school learners that takes place in the natural environment. Clean Water School – Stream Edition was designed to teach grade 7 learners about watersheds and human impacts on them while showcasing various scientific and water-related careers.  It introduces them to lab and field skills, scientific observation, new careers, and two-eyed seeing.

There are three main parts to Clean Water School – Stream Edition. The first part is a pre-trip visit where Clean staff come to the classroom to introduce learners to important concepts and skills that they will need to know for the program. The second part is a field day where learners get the chance to use their new knowledge and skills to be a “water scientist” for the day and collect important data from their local watershed. This involves conducting chemical tests on water samples, collecting and identifying macroinvertebrates (bugs), looking at the features of the stream, and determining potential human impacts. The last part requires the class as a whole to undertake a community action project where they focus on watershed health in their home, school, neighborhood, or other community. Once all three parts are complete, the class and each student will receive a “Clean Water School Certificate” from Clean.

Duration: 2-hour pre-visit and a full-day field excursion to a river local near the school.

Fees: There will be no fees for Nova Scotian schools in the 2021-2022 school year.

Availability: Spring and Summer  *Check back in March 2022!

 

Clean Water School – Coastal Edition

Curriculum Alignment: habitat assessments, abiotic and biotic ecosystem components, two-eyed seeing

Geared towards Grade 8 learners

Clean Water School is a 3-part, experiential education for middle school learners that takes place in the natural environment. Clean Water School – Coastal Edition was designed to teach grade 7 learners about shorelines and coastal areas and human impacts on them while highlighting ocean-related technology and careers. It introduces them to lab and field skills, scientific observation, new careers, and two-eyed seeing.

There are three main parts to Clean Water School – Coastal Edition. The first part is a pre-trip visit where Clean staff come to the classroom to introduce students to important concepts and skills that they will need to know for the program. The second part is a field day where learners get the chance to use their new knowledge and skills to be a “coastal scientist” for the day and collect important data from the ocean’s edge. This involves making detailed observations of coastal zone features and evidence of processes such as erosion and examining the shoreline for evidence of human impacts of human activity. The last part requires the class as a whole to undertake a community action project where they focus on coastal health in their home, school, neighborhood, or other community. Once all three parts are complete, the class and each student will receive a “Clean Water School Certificate” from Clean.

Duration: 2-hour pre-visit and a full-day field excursion to a coastal area near the school.

Fees: There will be no fees for Nova Scotian schools in the 2021-2022 school year.

Availability: Spring and Summer  *Check back in March 2022!

 

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