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Office of Sustainability: Sustainability in Our Courses

Fleming College Centre for Sustainabilty Across the Curriculum Workshop

When: June 8, 2018, with an optional workshop June 9/2018

Location: Fleming College, Sutherland Campus, 599 Brealey Drive, Peterborough ON K9J 7B1

Room: TBD

Title: Early Childhood Education Programming and Pathways to Stewardship and Kinship Model - Raising Healthy Children for a Healthy Planet.

Short Description:

A Workshop for Designing ECE Programming with a focus on sustainability by incorporating an Early Childhood Education Program model for raising the next generation of stewards.

The challenges facing our children seem daunting and overwhelming. And clearly the response needs to be systemic, integrated and comprehensive. The Pathways to Stewardship & Kinship model is an innovative, multi-sectoral approach to sustainability education that involves stakeholders within the entire region from a variety of sectors including education, Indigenous Leaders, health, conservation, post-secondary institutions and many others. This workshop will focus on experiential learning in the natural environment, including tools, practical examples and case studies regarding the Pathways to Stewardship& Kinship Framework and Fleming's Eco-mentorship model. These programs represent a unique experience in delivering Early Childhood Education Programming as a partner in the Peterborough Kawartha Halliburton Region, with a focus on sustainability.

In 2016, the Peterborough Kawartha and Haliburton Region was designated as a United Nations University Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) in Sustainability Education One of the goals of the RCE is:

"To implement age-appropriate sustainability and stewardship education frameworks from pre-school to secondary school, in both formal and informal settings"

Please contact Trish O'Connor at or at 705-749-5520 ext. 1067 for more information and to register.

Registration Deadline: May 8, 2018

Fleming College Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum

A workshop to explore the convergence of Sustainability and Indigenous Knowledge in applying teaching and learning strategies for a Sustainable Future In collaboration with the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Fleming College is hosting an innovative workshop that will bring Indigenous faculty members and Knowledge Holders together with faculty engaged in sustainability education. This will be a unique opportunity to discuss the synergies between Indigenous teachings and sustainability goals. The session will also include community members from our region and beyond that have a special interest in this area.

The workshop will highlight programs that are successfully bringing these “two worlds” together including Fleming's Indigenous Perspectives Initiative and Trent University's Indigenous Environmental Studies and Sciences Program. The day will involve exploring the synergies between these models and sustainability curriculum activities such as sustainability learning outcomes, applied student sustainability projects and inter-disciplinary teaching and learning. The day will also include interactive activities in keeping with these themes. Located in the beautiful Kawartha Lakes area within the Mississauga Territory of Ontario, Canada, this day long workshop will take place at Fleming College on June 15th, 2017 and promises to be a unique opportunity to share knowledge in a way that will leave participants with new insights perspectives for their teaching practice.

This workshop coincides with the area’s recent designation as a Regional Centre for Expertise in Sustainability Education (RCE) under the United Nations University and as endorsed by UNESCO. One of the main priorities of the RCE is to engage Indigenous Knowledge across all curricula. The workshop and this overarching effort reflects the ambition of the region to infuse sustainability at all ages and stages of life-long learning and to share best practices across regions in doing so.

For more information on the event

You will find courses across all of our programs that integrate sustainability. In addition, the majority of our Diploma Programs have included Fleming's Sustainability Learning Outcome in at least one required course.

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to explain the interconnections between the broad principles of sustainability - which include human health and well-being, ecological health, social issues, and secure livelihoods- in order to support a better world for all generations.

Programs and Courses

Program Course
Early Childhood Education ProgramChildren's Health and Environment
Recreation and Leisure ProgramBuilding Communities through Parks and Recreation
Social Service Worker and Counseling ProgramsSocial Justice and Diversity
School of Environment and Natural Resources ProgramsSkills for Stewardship and Sustainability
Outdoor Adventure and EducationApplied Ecology for Outdoor Education
Skilled Trades ProgramsEnvironmental Issues for Industry
Business ProgramsCorporate and Social Responsibility
General Arts and ScienceIntroduction to Indigenous Studies

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