We currently have four teams working under the Sustainability Education Alliance of New Brunswick (SEA-NB) umbrella.

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Team Professional Development (PD)

Team PD, SEA’s longest running team, seeks to equip educators with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to include sustainability in their teaching. Running since 2011, this dynamic bunch have created the Great Minds Think Outside teacher training program, as well as other sustainability-related skill development for educators of all kinds.  


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Team School Gardens

Team School Gardens first met in December 2018, and includes teachers, educators, and community groups who have big dreams about linking students and cafeterias to local food, rain and wildflower gardens, potted plants, and all things that grow.  This group is versatile and inclusive of many types of cultivation and skill levels, with a focus currently on capacity-building in New Brunswick schools. 

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Team Art and Sustainability Education

Team Art & Education was largely inspired by the October 2018 SEA Conference. This highly creative team serves as a hub for artistic environmentalists and environmentally-minded artists around the province. The team members come from various fine art disciplines, including sculpture, video, photography, music, and painting, as well as researchers and educators who are passionate about bringing creativity to sustainability education. 

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Team Sensitive Subjects

Team Teaching Controversial Subjects first met in Spring of 2019. Inspired by Louise Comeau's research into climate change education, this team looks at how to best equip educators to teach their students about topics that can be viewed as "controversial" or sensitive. Beyond climate change, topics could include issues such as death and dying, race and religion, LGBTQ+ inclusion, reconciliation and decolonization, and many more.

Would you like to be part of a team? Contact tzomi.burkhart@nben.ca
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