IDEA: Online Curriculum Fosters Global Citizenship & Action for WASH

Starting this fall, the CAWST Wavemakers program will be offering an online course, free for students across Canada! The Virtual Wavemakers Summit is an exciting opportunity for educators and youth to explore local and global water and sanitation issues. The Summit provides educators with an easy-to-follow, action-based curriculum that is designed to develop critical thinking, innovation, effective communication skills and global awareness.

Participating teams will be challenged to respond to real-world water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) issues by designing and implementing a solutions-based action project. This hands-on, service learning opportunity provides an authentic experience that reaches beyond the classroom. The Summit provides flexibility for groups to stagger their learning over several weeks while giving them the opportunity to connect online with CAWST staff, local water organizations, and other Wavemakers teams across the country.

Action project proposals are due November 15th for those who want to apply for an action grant.

Visit the website to learn more about the Wavemakers Summit, or email wavemakers@cawst.org. For more resources, see CAWST’s full collection here: http://resources.cawst.org/

The Wavemakers Summit is an annual event.

MB Environmental Youth Network: Resources for Environmental Education

The Manitoba Environmental Youth Network is a great source of information on teaching and promoting environmental issues.meynlogo

They have an excellent section on Resources which describes how to go about fundraising and applying for grants, and gives great ideas for Take Action projects Continue reading