Bringing the world to your classroom ​and your classroom to the world.

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Why Participate?

  • Educational Modules: Age-​appropriate educational modules ​for schools, covering topics such ​as Genetics, Species and ​Ecosystem diversity as they relate ​to climate change, pollution, and ​sustainability.
  • Global Collaborations: Global ​peer-to-peer partnerships, ​connecting children from different ​corners of the world, and fostering ​a sense of global citizenship.
  • Youth-Led Initiatives: Empowering ​youth-led initiatives, building ​capacity to implement biodiversity ​projects within local communities.
  • Policy Engagement: Facilitating ​active and authentic ​representation and engagement of ​children in COP16.

Objectives

EducationNatureNexus (#enn) is a school-based ​program that uses virtual technology to connect ​children worldwide in learning, dialogue, and ​action on the natural environment.


We know that high-quality environmental ​education and skill building is essential to realize ​global goals and commitments in biodiversity. ​Children, especially adolescents, are critical ​partners in implementing these environmental ​policy goals.


🌱 5 Continents

🌱 15+ Countries

🌱 1000s of Students

🌱 20 In-Person Child Delegates

STUDENTS @ COP16

Student Biodiversity Summit at COP16

Join us in COLOMBIA!


Are you interested in joining the in-person ​leadership summit? We will hold an information ​session later this spring, but wanted to share ​some initial information:

  • Agenda here (still to confirm presentations ​and meetings)
  • Travel Intention & Sponsorship Form here

Calendar

June 19 - Global Launch

Activity 1, Tell Us About You


June 19 - July 15

- Activity 2, Biodiversity Debates > Upload Arguments ​to the Padlet


July 15 - Aug 23

- Activity 3, Conservation Management

- Bilateral North-South Youth Biodiversity Dialogues


Aug 26 - Sept 20

- Bilateral North-South Youth Biodiversity Dialogues ​(cont'd)

- Global Student Survey & Global Youth Art


Sept 27 - 29

Student Virtual Writing Retreat > Global Statement ​Creation


Oct 7 - 11

Final Student Edits to Youth StatementTranslation > ​EN, FR, SP, PT


Oct 14 - 18

Virtual Student Preparations for Participation at COP16


Oct 23 - Oct 30

Global Lead Students attend COP16, Cali, Colombia

how does My school join this project?

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Watch the information/orientation video here

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Email sarah@cgeducation.org to officially register your school

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Get your students onto the global virtual community (link shared after registration)

Start sharing your learning! See participant Highlights below for a preview of our virtual community

Commit2Act contest

Commit2Act contest

Interested in engaging with our #enn schools, but aren’t able to join the ​project this year? Enter for your chance to have your students highlighted at ​the United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP16) in Cali, Colombia!

This contest is open to all classes with learners aged 6-18.

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Have students ​prepare their ​presentation for ​our Live From ​COP16 Event!

Participant Highlights

Students are hard at working sharing and engaging online in preparation for COP16. ​Take a look at this week’s student highlights from youth around the world.

Armeen, Canada

Joanna, Canada

questions?

If you have any questions ​regarding the ​EducationNatureNexus program ​or need any assistance in this ​regard, please contact us at ​info@cgeducation.ca and we will ​assist you as soon as we can.

Thank you!

How can you support this program?


We are seeking donors to provide money for student ​scholarships. If you are interested in donating please ​contact Sarah Flynn, at sarah@cgeducaton.org.


Further opportunities for support can also be found here ​in our sponsorship package.

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Centre for Global Education is committed to the principle that diversity in those we serve and our team is our strength. CGE defines acts of oppression as any intentionally or unconsciously discriminatory behaviour towards an individual or a group of people. CGE in all aspects of our operation and all levels of the organization does not tolerate acts of oppression and shall address any intentional or unintentional acts of oppression towards an individual or a group of people that creates barriers to access or inclusion.

Contact Us

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Executive Director

Sarah Flynn is the Executive Director for the Centre for Global Education. She has a BSc in Molecular Genetics, an MA in Sociology, and is currently completing a PhD in Sociology at the University of Alberta. Sarah has worked in biomedical and clinical research and was formerly the Assistant Director of the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, University of Alberta. Sarah has been an adjunct instructor and has a number of peer reviewed publications in her cv. Sarah also likes to think she makes the best double chocolate chip toffee cookies. Ever.

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Online Learning Coordinator

Rebecca is the Online Education Coordinator for ​the Centre for Global Education. She has a B.Ed. ​from the University of Alberta in Secondary ​Education with a major in Biological Sciences and ​a minor in Mathematics. Rebecca comes from a ​rural area in Northern Alberta, Canada and has ​had the pleasure to work closely with many ​Indigenous youth in the classroom. She combines ​her passion for youth engagement, climate ​action, and social justice to inspire thousands of ​youth in her role at CGE.

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