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November 09 | 18
le 09 November | 18

What is GIS?

Have you heard of this creative tool? It has been used to create interactive maps that allow audiences to analyze spatial data. “A geographic information system (GIS) is a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing data. Rooted in the science of geography, GIS integrates many types of data. It analyzes spatial location and organizes layers of information into visualizations using maps and 3D scenes.” (ESRI, 2018)

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On October 24th, 2018, Trenton Middle School hosted the 12th Annual Celtic family of schools United Nations Day. This year, the day was titled Henderson Paris Day. The event involved 50 Grade 7 and 8 students from the Celtic family of schools who came together for a day of learning, sharing, and activities. Sarah Wood, the Social & Emotional Learning teacher at Trenton Middle School, helped to plan and organize the event.

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November 05 | 18
le 05 November | 18

When I visit Bayview Education Centre in Port Hood, the first things I notice are the incredibly friendly students and staff, and the brightly coloured, well-labelled waste sorting station in the cafeteria— you can’t miss it!

A motivated group of 12 students in grades six to eight started a Green Team at Bayview this year! The team, along with leaders Ms MacIsaac, Ms Morrison, and Mr Cameron, have some big ideas for what they want to accomplish at their school this year!

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October 30 | 18
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It was an early morning on the 23rd of October 2018; there was frost on the ground, and I rushed to get to my 8:00 am engagement at Atlantic View Elementary. Being so used to city noise and the constant traffic in my Halifax community of schools, I felt strange as I drove down this long, winding road that was a lot quieter than downtown Halifax. We are all part of the same municipality, which is really huge!

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October 25 | 18
le 25 October | 18

When you spend your day talking about energy with people, you start to pay attention to the use of energy everywhere! We talk about our carbon footprint with students and explain why it is important to be aware of our impact on planet Earth. Our energy consumption is a huge portion of how we measure our impact. You can measure your footprint here!

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Ms McKinnon at Sherwood Park Education Centre (SPEC) recently contacted me about doing a virtual brainstorm session with two of her Grade six science classes. I met Ms McKinnon last year when I went to SPEC to deliver our curriculum-linked Grade Six Electricity Presentation.

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