Canada, Climate Change and Education: Opportunities for Public and Formal Education

This past January, the Atlantic Knowledge Mobilization Session was held to discuss the results of a Canada-wide survey on climate change. This survey evaluated Canadians' understanding and knowledge on climate change and related issues, particularly in education. The results of this survey indicated gaps in the current education system regarding climate change awareness. Results show … Continue reading Canada, Climate Change and Education: Opportunities for Public and Formal Education

Welcome to Maggie Ivimey, ECHO Foundation Intern in Environmental Leadership & Advocacy

RCE Tantramar is pleased to announce that Maggie Ivimey will be joining us as the 2020 ECHO Foundation Intern in Environmental Leadership and Advocacy. Maggie just completed her third year in Environmental Studies at Mount Allison, including the last academic term as an international exchange student in Strasbourg, France. Maggie, from Halifax, N.S. is the holder … Continue reading Welcome to Maggie Ivimey, ECHO Foundation Intern in Environmental Leadership & Advocacy

Tantramar Climate Change Week will be held Feb. 9-17

All Climate Change Week events are free and open to everyone, including children. The week’s activities are focused on carbon pricing, agriculture in a changing climate and spending time in nature.   Following is a list of local Climate Change Week events: Saturday, Feb. 9 Catch EOS at the Sackville Farmers’ Market at The Commons … Continue reading Tantramar Climate Change Week will be held Feb. 9-17

Education for Sustainability at Dorchester School

Our congratulations to the students and teachers at Dorchester Consolidated School, as they have harvested, preserved and sold their first crop from their school garden boxes! RCE Tantramar has been working with DCS over the past year, as we designed the outdoor environmental education program with teachers, applied for and were granted over $40,000 in … Continue reading Education for Sustainability at Dorchester School

“Sackville Schools 2020” has transitioned to be called “Sackville 20/20”—a registered non-profit.

"Sackville Schools 2020” has transitioned to the more official “Sackville 20/20” — a registered non-profit. The 20/20 represents clear seeing and a strong vision for community-supported education. Sackville 20/20 is a non-profit organization of volunteers—teachers, parents, and community members—working to revitalize opportunities for youth and the broader community in Sackville, New Brunswick. An innovative, inspired, … Continue reading “Sackville Schools 2020” has transitioned to be called “Sackville 20/20”—a registered non-profit.

Moving Toward Sustainability Through Youth Education – The United Nations Global Sustainability Goals

In September 2015, 193 countries agreed to adopt a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Officially known as Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the plan is spearheaded by the United Nations and builds on the Millennium Development Goals established in … Continue reading Moving Toward Sustainability Through Youth Education – The United Nations Global Sustainability Goals

Learning Day: Natural and Nature-Based Climate Adaptation

Join the New Brunswick Environmental Network for a free learning day in Sackville, where you will: • Visit three natural and nature-based climate change adaptation projects in and around Sackville; • Develop a deeper understanding about the role of natural infrastructure in climate change adaptation; • Learn about the opportunities and challenges for implementing natural … Continue reading Learning Day: Natural and Nature-Based Climate Adaptation

RCE Tantramar Recognized for Leadership in Sustainability Education

The Annual Eco360 Environmental Awards program acknowledges outstanding environmental contributions by individuals, groups, organizations, institutions, businesses and municipalities for the positive impact they have had on the Southeast Region of New Brunswick. RCE Tantramar has been selected for one of the 2018 Environmental Awards based on the demonstration of exceptional commitment to environmental education to … Continue reading RCE Tantramar Recognized for Leadership in Sustainability Education

It’s time to look to the future! SS2020 Public Presentations to be held this Thursday!

Sackville Schools 2020 has developed an exciting Idea for consideration by the DEC: a Community Learning Campus that will be designed by and for the community. This idea is based on years of research and community consultation, and is a modern approach to education that embraces community input. We know that Marshview Middle School will … Continue reading It’s time to look to the future! SS2020 Public Presentations to be held this Thursday!

The District Education Council (DEC) has launched a Sustainability Study for Sackville schools!

Have you heard? The District Education Council (DEC) has launched a Sustainability Study for Sackville schools. Here's how you can participate: Sackville Schools 2020 invites you to attend a community reception, including a light dinner, held on Tuesday, October 16th at TRHS beginning at 6:00pm. This event is free, open to the public, and childcare … Continue reading The District Education Council (DEC) has launched a Sustainability Study for Sackville schools!

Congratulations to the Marshview Middle School Mighty Earth Warriors Environment Club

Congratulations to the Marshview Middle School Mighty Earth Warriors Environment Club for being selected as Sackville's​ Youth Citizens of the Year. This week the Annual Fall Fair in Sackville recognized the group's work on environmental issues in the community through their action on recycling and waste management. RCE Tantramar has been pleased to work with … Continue reading Congratulations to the Marshview Middle School Mighty Earth Warriors Environment Club

Inside the Ivory Tower – Sharing Our Research in a Lunch & Learn

Inside the Ivory Tower – Sharing Our Research in a Lunch & Learn  Date: April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Venue: Town Hall Council Chambers 31C Main Street, Sackville, NB + Google Map Inside the Ivory Tower – Sharing Our Research in a Lunch & Learn is taking place on Wednesday, April 25th.  This … Continue reading Inside the Ivory Tower – Sharing Our Research in a Lunch & Learn

Will Sackville’s dikes finally fall? Rising seas could ruin land Acadians turned from marshes to farms

That is a the title of an article that appeared in The Globe and Mail's April 2, 2018 issue. Written by Matthew McClearn, the article talks about how for centuries, earthen berms have protected the Tantramar floodplain from the sea – and if rising tides overwhelm them, our local communities will be under water and … Continue reading Will Sackville’s dikes finally fall? Rising seas could ruin land Acadians turned from marshes to farms

Don’t miss the Annual Conference of the New Brunswick Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative taking place March 14th!

Annual Conference of the New Brunswick Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative, organised by the New Brunswick Environmental Network March 14, 2018 Kinsmen Club, 100 Newcastle Blvd, Miramichi, NB How can my community get started with climate change adaptation? What climate change adaptation initiatives are underway in different parts of New Brunswick? How are we doing on … Continue reading Don’t miss the Annual Conference of the New Brunswick Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative taking place March 14th!

New UNESCO report on Education for Sustainable Development released!

Recently there was a UNESCO report on Education and Sustainable Development released, to read the full report see here UNESCO Report on ESD 2018. This is the fifth in UNESCO’s Education on the Move series, which looks at trends in education today and challenges for tomorrow. The series is aimed at providing policy-makers, educators and … Continue reading New UNESCO report on Education for Sustainable Development released!

RCE Tantramar Member now working with Sandbox – La Boîte à Films Inc.

Laura Fox, RCE Team Member and former Mount Allison University student and volunteer with Sackville Schools 2020, has recently become a freelance writer and researcher with Sandbox Inc. Laura recently graduated from the Master’s program in Communications Arts in the joint Ryerson/York University program. Laura was the film-maker who created a unique interactive web documentary … Continue reading RCE Tantramar Member now working with Sandbox – La Boîte à Films Inc.

Wild Wonder Sackville: An exciting new nature-based, forest school-inspired program based in Sackville!

Have you heard of Wild Wonder Sackville? This is a recently launched nature-based forest school right here in Sackville, N.B.! According to Wild Wonder's website "forest school is an immersive experience: children spend their time outdoors learning directly in and from their natural surroundings through play and exploration. Experiences are child-centred, emergent and inquiry-based, with … Continue reading Wild Wonder Sackville: An exciting new nature-based, forest school-inspired program based in Sackville!

Salem Students Enjoy 2nd Annual Outdoor Education Day!

Sackville, New Brunswick's Salem Elementary School held its second annual Outdoor Education Day on Friday, June 3rd.  Students spent the day engaging with their new outdoor environmental education classroom through 11 volunteer-run learning stations.  Teachers and volunteers taught students about species identification, recycling, gardening, tree species, animals at risk, sports, and much more!  Josette MacIsaac, the RCE … Continue reading Salem Students Enjoy 2nd Annual Outdoor Education Day!

A Conversation with David Suzuki

10 years ago, David Suzuki celebrated his 70th birthday in Sackville and the community planted 70 trees in his honour.  At 80 years of age, David Suzuki is undeniably one of our country’s most prominent and influential Canadians. Throughout his career as an academic, broadcaster, and environmentalist, Suzuki has advocated for a sustainable society that respects … Continue reading A Conversation with David Suzuki

Education in Sackville is Changing

Let's help every child reach their full potential while instilling within them a love of learning Sackville Schools 2020 is a community-based group working to transform K-12 education in Sackville, New Brunswick. We want to be proactive in the face of change, working together to help decide what happens to and in our schools. An innovative, inspired, community-based public … Continue reading Education in Sackville is Changing