Environmental Education Webinars

The EcoSchools team, in collaboration with our colleagues at OISE’s Environmental and Sustainability Education Initiative, are looking forward to bringing our TDSB educators additional webinars in October and November

Please join us – these sessions are open to all TDSB staff!


Activist Approaches to Educational Gardening 


Wednesday, October 14th
4:00 - 5:00 pm



This webinar introduces how urban gardening and farming is being used to develop social justice and eco-justice education with children and youth across North America.

Learn about the work of activist gardeners Ron Finley, Will Allen and Stephen Ritz, who are working with marginalized students in the US.

Hear about similar trends locally from TDSB teachers Dan Kunanec and Ben Gross who are growing activist approaches in the urban farm at Don Mills CI, and Stephanie Ustianov, who cultivates belonging and community in the garden at West Prep PS for primary and middle school students.

This event is part of OISE’s Learning Garden webinar series

Registration is required:





After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



Eco-Racism in the Parks: The Black Canadian Experience


Monday, October 26th
4:00 - 5:00 pm



Led by Jacqueline Scott, this webinar explores the Black Canadian experience in hiking and outdoor recreation. Outdoor recreation is often a path to conservation, environmental education and activism.

Race, space,and shape is welcomed in nature-based activities, whether in local schools, city parks or further afield in national and provincial parks.

Jacqueline currently leads Black Outdoors, and as a PhD student at OISE, researches how to make outdoor recreation and environmental discourse more welcoming for Black people.


Registration is required:



After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.




Indigenous Land-Based Teaching and Learning

Thursday, November 12th
4:00 - 5:00 PM


Join Mike Izzo, Site Supervisor with two of the TDSB Outdoor Education Centres, for this webinar that explores Indigenous knowledge and educational pedagogy that assist teachers in the delivery of Indigenous Education experientially in natural settings.

There will be a focus on fundamental knowledge such as the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, as well as strategies for educating youth at a variety of grade levels and in a variety of subject areas on the Land.

This event is part of OISE’s Learning Garden webinar series.


Registration is required




After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.