Green Bricks H24 for Grade 4

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In-class Workshop for Lower Mainland, Abbotsford/Mission, and Okanagan Schools

Offered free of charge to eligible BC grade 4 classrooms.

To register for the program, please complete the Green Bricks Teacher Registration Form.

We are pleased to offer an exciting 75-minute student workshop on water and sustainability for grade 4 science classrooms, called H24.

This FREE, highly interactive and curriculum-connected workshop engages students to understand the importance of water in our lives and how we can manage water sustainably into the future.

The H24 workshop explores the role water plays in our lives; nature's job of recycling water; how climate change is affecting global access to water; and explores solutions for sustaining future access to water.

Activities include "Sink or Swim?" (water trivia game), "Dirty Water" (explore access to clean water), and "Tap Dance" (exploring BC's pristine tap water).

H24 is correlated to BC Ministry of Education's grade 4 curriculum standards in the Grade 4 Science; it also aligns with the Ministry of Education's efforts to work with the BC Climate Action Secretariat to establish and coordinate Green School initiatives.

The Green Bricks presenters are Diana Klein, P.Eng., CSBA, LEED AP BD+C, a sustainable building design consultant; Fiona Zawadzki, B.A. (Hons), B.Ed., educational consultant specializing in sustainability education; Kathryn Wynn Dulvy, an international scientific expedition leader and youth sustainability education specialist; and Mandeep Kajla B.A., CHRP, a facilitation consultant with a passion for environmental stewardship. They will engage students in exploring many aspects of sustainable building design and introduce new and emerging career opportunities in sustainability and the built environment.

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Green Bricks H24 is correlated to BC Ministry of Education's grade 4 science curriculum:

Green Bricks H24 supports the integration of environmental concepts across the curricula as addressed in the BC Ministry of Ed's 2007 publication, Environmental Learning and Experience. According to this document, "We must also turn to ourselves as individuals and as educational professionals to make changes and develop a new ethic - a responsible attitude toward caring for the Earth. Working to integrate environmental learning within all subject areas promotes this change in attitude by providing students with opportunities to experience and investigate the relationships linking individuals, societies, and natural surroundings."