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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Sustainability Education Alliance of New Brunswick Provincial Conference
Tweedie Hall, in the Student Centre of Mount Allison University
60 York St, Sackville, NB

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In a world of inequity, how do we encourage students to make the world more sustainable?
How do we teach students to advocate and be active citizens?
How do we find the courage to bring serious real-life problems into the classroom?

These questions, among many others, are at the core of what we will dive into at Teaching on a Tightrope. Every teacher understands the importance of questions, especially when those questions go far beyond the expected course material. Conflicting pressures and interests come at teachers from all sides. The background of each student – and teacher – intersect at the most vulnerable points in which we each experience the world, further complicating how we teach.

Join the conversation and start asking questions!

9:00 Registration and Networking  
9:30 Smudge ceremony and Land Orientation Gilbert Sewell, Elder, Historian and Educator, Pabineau First Nation
10:15 Welcome and Introductions Tzomi Burkhart, New Brunswick Environmental Network
10:25 Updates from SEA teams Roland Chiasson, Nature NB
Nadine Ives, Conservation Council of NB
Susan O'Donnell, RAVEN Project
10:40 Welcome and Comments on Youth Engagement  in Tantramar Politics from Local MLA Megan Mitton, MLA of Memramcook-Tantramar 
10:50 What message do youth want to send to their teachers? Quinn MacAskill, Marshview Middle School
11:05 Break  
11:20 Keynote: Talking to Everyone: How To Bridge Gaps of Belief and Understanding In The Classroom With A Climate Change Lens Carl Duivenvoorden, Sustainability Consultant Trained by Al Gore
12:00 Between False Hope and Impending Doom: Optimism in the Face of Eco-Anxiety Marie Reinsborough-Wadden and Krista Royama, Iris Community Counselling and Consulting; ASD-South 
12:30 Lunch  
1:10 Environmental Electives - How Does Climate Education Fit Into Every Subejct From Pre-K to Post Secondary? Roland Chiasson, Nature NB
Ian Smith, Retired Outdoor Educator
Nadine Ives, Conservation Council of NB
Michelle Thibault, Wolastoqiyik Eco School
1:45 Ask Me Anything: A Philosopher, a Scientist, and a Queer Outdoor Educator Answer Your Anonymous Questions Panelists:
Shitangshu Roy, MA in Environmental Philosophy
Céline Surette, Université de Moncton
Ash Arrowsmith, Community Recreation Worker, Town of Riverview
2:15 Break  
2:30 Unsettling Sustainability In (and Outside) The Classroom Noel Millea, Educator, Elsipogtog 
3:00 Divesting the Coursework: Teaching Around Industry Financing in Schools and Academia Jean-Phillippe Sapinski, Université de Moncton
3:30 Working Together: Incorporating our Learning Into Existing Work  
4:00 Plenary and Closing  

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