Lake Blitz September Meet-up: Environmental Education and Nature-Based Learning

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September 29, 2022 at 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm (America/Vancouver)


In this 75-minute session, participants will enjoy presentations from Earth Rangers, The Outdoor Learning Store and the Classrooms to Communities Network. They will share their knowledge on environmental education and nature-based learning and how communities, families, and educators can get involved in their programs. In this meeting, there will be plenty of time to ask questions about environmental education and the Lake Blitz monitoring protocol.

Researchers have found that building connections between individuals and their environment, helps to motivate them to protect their local environment. Environmental education builds this connection through accessible teachings and memorable experiences “ to change beliefs, attitudes – and most importantly – behavior.” (Frantz and Meyer, 2014). Groups like Earth Rangers, Outdoor Learning Store and Classrooms to Communities are working to educate and empower the next generation of stewards by providing engaging, activity-filled learning experiences. 

Joining us from B.C. we have Jade Harvey-Berill, Events and Outreach Manager for The Outdoor Learning Store and Board Member and conference chair for the Classrooms to Communities Network. We will also be joined by Tovah Barocas, President of Earth Rangers based out of Ontario. These speakers will offer valuable insights into their work and provide an outlook on how different provinces are working to promote environmental education and nature-based learning in their communities. 

Participants will be registered Lake Blitz volunteers who are actively collecting observations on their local lakes across Canada, and anyone who is interested in learning more about the National Lake Blitz and environmental education.  

Hosted by Living Lakes Canada, the National Lake Blitz Program seeks to empower individuals from all over Canada to take an active role in stewarding their local lakes. Through the practice of monitoring for climate change driven impacts such as rising water and air temperatures, invasive species encroachment and wildlife monitoring we can better understand the state of our lakes through community-led data collection.

Learn more about the National Lake Blitz by visiting or emailing the Lake Blitz Coordinator at 

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