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Here at Green Schools we are always looking for new and innovative ways to unite school communities that have one common goal: to adopt smarter energy habits and become more sustainable. As we witnessed our virtual engagements become more popular, we knew we finally found our tool to literally unite Nova Scotia school communities. So this year we added Multiple Classroom Webinars. 

Multiple Classroom Webinars allows Engagement Officers to bring numerous classrooms across Nova Scotia together virtually in a Google Hangout to learn about our Earth. Students can see, hear, and learn from other Nova Scotia students. We are extremely excited about this option and have already connected classes from tip to tip of NS when we had schools from Sydney and Yarmouth learning about Life Before Electricity together.

Want to get involved? We picked some of our most popular topics and will be offering multiple Webinars all winter long. Please give one a try! We have a feeling that this is only the beginning of something AWESOME!

Habitats & Ecological Footprints with Scott Ellis

Monday, January 13th 10:30 am to 11:10 am Gr 3 & 4

Monday, January 13th 1:00 pm to 1:40 pm Gr 5 & 6

Friday, January 17th at 10:30 am to 11:10 am Gr 3 & 4 

Friday, January 17th 1:00 pm to 1:40 pm Gr 5 & 6


Animals require healthy habitats to live in, but humans can impact those habitats through the resources we use in our everyday lives. That impact is called our Ecological Footprint, the measurement of our total impact on the Earth. We will trace our feet and draw ways we can make our footprints smaller (Curriculum links Gr. 4 Science). This lesson looks at how the use of energy can actually impact animal habitats. Students get to use what they know about the habitats to have discussions on why human impacts could negatively impact them. 

To sign up for this interactive lesson, follow this link, or contact your Engagement Officer for more information. 


Needs vs Wants with Natalie McMaster

Tuesday, January 21st 8:30 am to 9:10 am- Grade 1 or 2

Tuesday, January 21st 1:00 pm to 1:40 pm- Grade 1 or 2 

Have you ever really thought about if what you really need is more of a want? We explore what is a ‘need’ and play a game to pick the location that gives the animal all that it needs to survive. We explore what are our human needs vs wants. We end by seeing what happens when we ‘want’ too much! Students are left with the challenge to look at how they use the two words ‘want’ and ‘need’, and tasked with focusing on their needs and maybe wanting a little bit less. (Curriculum links Gr. 1 Science and Social Science, Gr 2 Social Studies)

To sign up for this interactive lesson, follow this link or contact your Engagement Officer for more information. 

Winter Walk Day with Jenna Swartz & Kelsey Brasil

Monday, January 27th @ 9:30am Grades P-2

Monday, January 27th @ 11:00am Grades 3-5

Wednesday, January 29th @ 9:30am Grades 6-8

Wednesday, January 29th @ 11:00am Grades 9 & 10

Friday, January 31st @ 11:00am Grades 11 & 12

Winter Walk day falls on Wednesday, February 5th and in this lesson, students learn all about why it is important to take a break and go outdoors. It happens all over North America, and so many schools participate. This special day is beneficial for several reasons, health & also when we are outdoors, we are not using electric energy. Learn all about the fun things students can get up to by participating in this day! 

To sign up for this interactive lesson, follow this link or contact your Engagement Officer for more information. 

Energy with links to Climate with Genaya Fraser

Wednesday, January 29th 9:00 am to 9:30 am- Grade 6’s

Wednesday, January 29th 1:00pm to 1:30 pm- Grade 7’s

Thursday, January 30th 9:00 am to 9:30 am- Grade 8’s

Thursday January 30th 1:00pm to 1:30 pm- Grade 9’s

In this fun and interactive lesson, we look at the difference between weather and climate. We look at factors that control climate and how our everyday actions are impacting the climate. We talk about how we can make better choices to reduce our energy use and our impact on the earth’s climate. 

To sign up for this interactive lesson, follow this link or contact your Engagement Officer for more information. 

~ Natalie McMaster, Engagement Officer


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