October 2021 Newsletter - Clean Shorelines and Provincial Pro-D’s!

Be the Change at Provincial Pro-D Day!

On Friday, October 22nd our team took great pleasure in presenting at three province-wide teacher Professional Development workshops and exhibiting at one other. What a day! As a result, 58 more educators have joined Be the Change and will now be able to access our Student Leadership for Change resources, which could reach hundreds more students year after year. 

In our sessions, participants collaborated to draw curriculum connections to climate change. This was a short pilot of a process we are designing into a full Pro-D model that will bring teachers together to explore these connections, workshop challenges, build relationships and contribute to a Climate Curriculum Map.

Expanding the Climate Curriculum Map to empower teachers and students across BC is just one goal of our Be the Change Action Network Initiative. We can hardly contain our excitement about this initiative! By bringing together teachers who share our vision for Climate Education for all students, we believe we are working towards transformative change.

Our First Shoreline Cleanup!

This month, we hosted our very first Habitat Clean-Up with St. George’s Secondary! On a cloudy day surrounded by beautiful autumn leaves and just a peak of sun, 66 students met our team at Spanish Banks Beach in Vancouver, picked up over 60 lbs of waste, and learned about the importance of local ecological stewardship, water systems and systemic change. 

Habitat Clean-Ups led by Be the Change offer a fun, hands-on learning experience where students can learn about waste management while making a positive environmental impact in their community! 

We are looking forward to a fantastic and busy November, as our work continues to grow. To play an even part in our growth, please donate today!

We thank you for your continued support,

Jake Hubley and the Be the Change Team, 

Communications/Program Manager

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