Exciting News - This award has grown into a NATIONAL award, now honouring educators (Teachers and Early Childhood Educators) across CANADA!
In the past, Natural Curiosity and the Dr. Eric Jackman Insititute of Child Study have honoured pre-service elementary school teachers for their excellence in Environmental Inquiry in Ontario. We are delighted to announce that we are now accepting applications from Early Childhood Educators across Canada for the Edward Burtynksy Award.
The Edward Burtynsky Award for Teaching Excellence in Environmental Education was established by the Laboratory School at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study. This award was made possible by the Norman and Marian Robertson Charitable Foundation, the generosity of anonymous donors, and world-renowned Environmentalist and Photographic Artist, Edward Burtynsky.
Who should apply?
Outstanding elementary educators (Teachers and Early Childhood Educators) across Canada who in their practice:
The first-prize winner will receive:
Runner-Up (two recipients) will receive:
Both self-submissions and third-party nominations are encouraged. Please read the official Submission Guidelines, Information Form, and Application Form to find out how to apply.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Haley Higdon (Project Lead).
Thank you for caring for our environment.
Please read the Submission Guidelines prior to completing and submitting the Information and Application Forms.
Who is eligible?
All nominees should be certified educators, which includes Teachers and Early Childhood Educators, who are currently teaching in an elementary school in Canada. No employee of the Laboratory School at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study, nor any affiliate of the Norman and Marian Robertson Charitable Foundation is eligible to receive this award.
What does a complete submission include?
A complete nomination consists of two components:
When is the submission deadline?
Submissions must be made no later than April 30, 2017.
When will the winners be announced?
The grand prize winner and two-runners up will be contacted in late May 2017.
Who judges the submission?
Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges comprised of members of the Environmental Education Committee of the Laboratory School at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study.
If selected, examples of your exemplary teaching methods may be placed on our website (www.naturalcuriosity.ca).