Programming for 2020-21
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Metro’s education outreach team is not yet offering in-person programs. To plan a virtual program, whether for your classroom or distance student, contact our team at [email protected]. The Distance Learning page houses the comprehensive library of online resources.
College and high school
All programs use an “inverted” classroom style: concepts are first introduced through short videos (asynchronous), then reinforced in a live interactive session led by a Metro educator.
Climate change (3 live sessions)
Three interactive programs offer an investigation into one of the most important and complex societal issues facing the world today. At the heart of our engagement is the opportunity for students to express their own truth through the creation of a personal climate story. Students will critically reflect on the link between resource consumption and climate change, and explore a multitude of individual and collective responses to climate change using a lens of hope, equity, community resilience, and betterment. life quality. The three lessons build on each other to help students:
- Lesson 1: Gain a basic understanding of climate science and think about how climate change threatens what’s important to us
- Lesson 2: Explore the human systems and values that contribute to climate change and imagine what a better world would look like
- Lesson 3: Be inspired to take action and connect with people who envision a better future and usher in values that lead to more resilient communities
The Secret Life of Our Business (coming spring 2022)
In this engagement, students will discover the life cycle of our objects, from the extraction of natural resources to disposal at the end of their life. We will take a close look at how people and the environment are affected by the upstream production of products and explore how reduction and reuse (even more than recycling) is a positive way to support healthy communities and reduce climate impacts. associated with the production and disposal of our products. .
About the presentations
The presentations use interactive tools and discussions about actions students can take to reduce their impact on the environment and help create healthy communities.
The presentations meet the state’s teaching standards for science and social studies, are delivered by trained classroom educators, and are offered free of charge to students and teachers.
See availability on the presentation calendar
To plan, contact our team at [email protected].
Waste management and the compost cycle
Do your students want to know more about food waste prevention and the compost cycle? Watch the Waste Management and Compost Cycle video series for Grades 4 to 7, located on the Elementary Online Learning page.