[Sust-mar] SENSE Networking Meeting, April 27th, Sydney

Rhea Dawn Mahar rdmahar at eastlink.ca
Tue Apr 19 13:48:38 EDT 2011

We are pleased to host the first - ever SENSE, Sustainability Education
in NS for Everyone, Networking meeting to be held in Cape Breton. It is
taking place next week, on Wednesday, April 27th from 3-5 pm at Shipyard
Elementary School, 30 Mt. Kemmel St., Sydney, NS.  We will have as
presenters, Earlene Busch of the NS Slow Food Movement, Catherine
O'Brien, founder of the Sustainable Happiness work, local business
owners and several teachers from the Cape Breton - Victoria Regional
School Board to discuss direction/strategies for moving education for
sustainable development forward in their region.

This session carries on the work of the past five years of SENSE
outreach in Nova Scotia.

Shipyard elementary school opened in 2002 and was built on a large
property with natural features including a brook and woodlands.  Working
closely with Atlantic Coastal Action Plan office (ACAP Cape Breton -
http://www.acapcb.ns.ca/learningcentre.htm ), they created several
Outdoor Learning Centres on the property to utilize these features.  In
addition, last year they released a Master Plan Concept after working
closely with Evergreen (www.evergreen.ca),to create it,  and have
embarked on a multi-year implementation program of over a dozen school
ground greening projects on site.  

Their Mission Statement is: 
To develop within a supportive and competent environment, happy,
responsible, caring citizens who have a love of learning, take pride in
excellence, serve others and reach their individual potential.

School location:  http://www.cbv.ns.ca/shipyard/directions.html

RSVP please to :  esd_novascotia at lsf-lst.ca  or call 902-424-3107 to
confirm your attendance.

Apologies for cross-postings.

Rhea Dawn Mahar, Sustainability Education Coordinator
SENSE: Sustainability Education in NS for Everyone
Nova Scotia Environmental Network Caucus
e: esd_novascotia at lsf-lst.ca
t: 902-424-3107 / or / 902-454-6846

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