Education

Speakers & Presentations 

Looking for a guest speaker? Our team offers a variety of presentations on topics such as chemicals and health, recycling, personal care products and much more. We can tailor our presentation to fit your group and your time, whether you are looking for a lunch 'n learn session at the office, or an evening presentation to your youth group or church. Depending on program funding, there may be a small fee for the presentation. 

 

Featured Presentations:

Learned Behaviour

Let's face it - plastics are major environmental concern.  Plastics are filling our waterways, landscapes and landfills.  Recycling is not the answer.  Join this presentation to learn about our plastic habits, and what actions you can do at home.  We finish with a step by step DIY beeswax wrap workshop!

$75/presentation (includes materials for up to 15 participants)

 

Available Presentations:

Bike Rodeo

In conjunction with the Thunder Bay District Health Unit, Safe Cycling Thunder Bay is proud to offer group courses and presentations to schools. We cover topics such as traffic safety, signaling, bike fit, and ABC bike safety check—while also giving students the opportunity to practice skills in a supervised environment.

Want to put these skills into practice? We also offer a guided on-road group ride to help you with that.

Sessions are available for children in grade 3 and up, and last 1.5 - 2 hours depending on your group's needs. 

Interested? Contact us! julia@ecosuperior.org 

 

Safe Cycling For Adults

Need more information about helmet and bike safety checks, the rules of the road, and traffic dynamics? If so, this presentation is perfect for you! Here, we offer a one-hour session that includes skills practice and a group ride to help your group feel more confident on the road. Alternate session length and course content can be requested, based on your group's needs. 

Interested? Contact us! julia@ecosuperior.org 

 

Radon Awareness

Did you know that radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada after smoking? The Thunder Bay District Health Unit's 2015 Radon Prevalence Study found that 16% of Thunder Bay homes have high radon. This presentation is perfect for those who wish to learn more about radon gas, its health risks, and simple ways to test and mitigate your home and protect your family. 

For more information or to book, please email info@ecosuperior.org 

 

Rain Garden Workshop

What is a rain garden, and why is it important to have one? This EcoSuperior workshop provides all the information you need to source, obtain, and utilize a beautifully landscaped depression to help keep our lakes and rivers clean. 

Interested? Contact us!:  julia@ecosuperior.org  

 

Recycling Education

Confused about what can be recycled in Thunder Bay, or don’t know why it’s important to recycle? We’ve got the perfect presentation to help you, your workplace, or organization learn all the ‘ins and outs’ of recycling in our region. 

Interested? Contact us!:  melissa@ecosuperior.org 

 

Composting and Vermicomposting

Composting is a simple way to reduce your curbside trash by as much as 30%, provide a great source of natural fertilizer for your lawn and garden, and reduce greenhouse gas emisisons (i.e., the warming of our planet!). During this presentation, you’ll learn the basics of both indoor (vermicomposting) and backyard composting, including all the troubleshooting, tips, and tricks you’ll need.

Interested? Contact us!:  erin@ecosuperior.org 

 

Back to the Tap

When we turn on the tap, we automatically receive clean, safe, fresh, Lake Superior water. During this presentation, you’ll investigate how our water gets from the Lake to our taps, and discover how it truly is Superior. This program also offers a fun way for students to examine all aspects of our municipal tap water. 

Interested? Contact us!:  ashley@ecosuperior.org  

 

Keep It Simple

Are you interested in learning about housecleaning, without all the toxic, harmful chemicals? This presentation helps decipher what ingredients are in your personal care products, and how to make safer choices about your products. 

Interested? Contact us!:  erin@ecosuperior.org 

School Programs

EcoSuperior is proud to offer an array of educational programs and services to our community. Explore the areas below to see how your workplace, school, friends, or family can get involved.


 

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School education is at the heart of what we do, and the programs that we deliver. If you are an employee at a school and are interested in having us, please view the current opportunities, that we have available below:

Follow the links below for full program descriptions and curriculum links.

Elementary Presentations

Secondary Presentations

Program Bookings:

All program bookings are $60 for a one hour outdoor, or virtual experiential presentation. Please contact our team at erin@ecosuperior.org or by phone at (807) 624-2143 for more information.

EcoKits

EcoSuperior is delighted to promote environmental learning for students with our specially designed EcoKits

Each kit includes an easy to follow, week-long lesson-plan package (five 50-minute periods), to be facilitated by the classroom teacher or a member of EcoSuperior. Each kit comes complete with a teacher resource binder, student worksheet package, and all necessary supplies and materials to keep your students engaged. The EcoKits are intended to promote opportunities for hands-on environmental education in a classroom setting. For just $60, teachers can borrow an EcoKit for a 2-week period. For more information or to book an EcoKit, please call Erin at 807-624-2143 or email erin@ecosuperior.org

 

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Summer Day Camp

Summer Day Camp Program Update

Please stay tuned for more exciting and engaging opportunities coming to our community, in the summer of 2021.

Parent Resources

"The kids had a fabulous time and said they wished the whole summer could be nature camp. The kids learned a lot [of] interesting things [and] they even gained more confidence on their bikes.  We will definitely register the kids next year for both weeks! Thank you very much for a great week."  

- Sarah A. 

"An excellent experience, two years in a row! 

- Chris T.

Lil Buds Playgroup


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Join EcoSuperior’s summer education special for youth, Lil’ Buds! 

This outdoor playgroup doubles as both a caregiver and little buddy program, at our local Central Natural Environment Gardens. This environmental education program is perfect for youth ages 3-4 years old, who are interested in outdoor learning as we explore the importance of plants, water, insects and more.

Check out our annual scheduling and prices to get involved with us this spring & fall! See you there.

Schedule

Spring 2021,  Wednesdays, 10:00 am to 11:30 am

  • June 2th 
  • June 9th  
  • June 16th 
  • June 23th  

Fall 2021, Wednesdays, 10:00 am to 11:30 am

  • September 8th
  • September 15th
  • September 22nd
  • September 29th

Location

Central Natural Environment Gardens (Across from Central Car Wash)

What to Bring

Weather appropriate clothing, water bottle, snack, hat, and comfortable shoes/ rain boots. Activities run rain or shine! 

Note

Siblings are welcome, although programs are geared towards 3&4 year olds. Younger siblings under 3 are welcome at no cost.

Pricing

$50 for 4 weeks, or $15 for drop-in.