EDUCATION GUIDED BY THE NATURAL WORLD
Designated in December 2016, the Peterborough-Kawartha-Haliburton Regional Centre of Expertise has identified six main objectives that will guide the work of the network moving forward. These include:
#1. To recognize the vital importance of Traditional Environmental Indigenous Knowledge (TEIK) systems as they engage across all curricula
#2. To implement age-appropriate sustainability and stewardship education frameworks from pre-school to secondary school, in both formal and informal settings
#3. To build strong bridges between school curriculum and the spectrum of programs offered at Trent University and Fleming College
#4. To link post-secondary programs and community-based training programs to green jobs, research, and innovation in the region
#5. To develop reciprocal exchanges of sustainability knowledge and practice between residents within the region and with communities across the globe
#6. To support the goals of the UN Global Action Plan
Our Sustainability Network Involves the Following Communities
What is a RCE?
Regional Centres of Expertise (RCE) are networks of educational institutions, community organizations, governments, businesses and grass roots community members that work together to advance sustainability education. A "Centre" refers to an entire region designated as having expertise in sustainability education by the United Nations University.
Sustainability in the Kawarthas
Please see this short video of just a few highlights of our commitment to sustainability education in the region.