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Clean Schools

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.

Fun – and aligned to your curriculum

By promoting critical thinking, student 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 students.

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Clean Climate Action School

Curriculum Alignment: Greenhouse effect, oceanographic evidence of climate change, thermal properties, albedo effect

Geared towards Grade 8 learners. 

Duration: Customizable 2 to 5-hour workshop in a classroom environment 

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 inquiry-based workshop, students explore the scientific basis of climate change via hands-on activities that build their understanding of climate change, including carbon dioxide in our environment, ocean acidification, the greenhouse effect, and the albedo effect.

This program is built modularly and can be customized to meet the time you have available in your classroom. Standard offerings include a two-hour workshop with experiments and activities, a three hour workshop with experiments, activities and a focused deeper dive into one of the topics covered, or a 5 hour workshop with deeper opportunities for inquiry and exploration. 

Fees: Fully subsidized presentations will be offered to public schools in the 2019-2020 school year thanks to the generous support of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

Private schools and community group fees: $5-10 per student (learn more)                

This program is offered year-round.

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Clean Energy School

Curriculum alignment: Renewable energy, clean technology, electricity

Geared towards Grade 6 learners.

Duration: 3-hour workshop in a classroom environment

Students 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.

Students explore wind and solar energy through hands-on experimentation; and are introduced to geothermal energy, biofuel and marine technology and other emerging tech. The content has been developed in partnership with educators and Engineers NS.

The program is offered as a three-hour presentation workshop with experiments and activities, with deeper opportunities for inquiry and exploration.

Fees: Fully subsidized presentations will be offered to public schools in the 2019-2020 school year thanks to the generous support of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

Private schools and community group fees: $5-10 per student (learn more)                

This program is offered year-round.

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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. 

Duration: 2-hour pre-visit and a full-day field excursion to a river local to the school. Clean Water Schools are run in the spring and summer.

Clean Water School is a 3-part, experiential education for middle school students that takes place in the natural environment. Clean Water School – Stream Edition was designed to teach grade seven students 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 students to important concepts and skills that they will need to know for the program. The second part is a field day where students 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.

Fees: Fully subsidized presentations will be offered to public schools in the 2019-2020 school year thanks to the generous support of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

Private schools and community group fees: $15 per student (learn more)                

This program is offered during the spring and summer months.

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Clean Water School – Coastal Edition

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

Geared towards Grade 8 learners

Duration: 2-hour pre-visit and a full-day field excursion to coast local to the school. Clean Water Schools are run in the spring and summer.

Clean Water School is a 3-part, experiential education for middle school students that takes place in the natural environment. Clean Water School – Coastal Edition was designed to teach grade seven students 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 students 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.

Fees: Fully subsidized presentations will be offered to public schools in the 2019-2020 school year thanks to the generous support of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

Private schools and community group fees: $15 per student (learn more)                

This program is offered during the spring and summer months.

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