Meeting with the Lieutenant Governor and upcoming workshop mark the latest activities of our Regional Centre of Expertise

Kawartha Lakes -- On September 22, Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell visited with members of the Peterborough-Kawartha-Haliburton Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) Leadership Group at Camp Kawartha’s Environment Centre. Her Honour was formerly the Executive Director for the United Nations Environment Programme and took a special interest in the Sustainability Education work of our RCE. She was welcomed by Chief Phyllis Williams of Curve Lake and heard about sustainability education initiatives from youth, educators and community members from the City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton and Peterborough.
Prior to the meeting with the Lieutenant Governor, regional participants talked about sustainability education priorities. As a follow up to that discussion, a special introductory workshop focused on infusing Indigenous Knowledge and Nature Based Education into early years and Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education as well as Outdoor Education programs will take place this Saturday October 28. These themes reflect the top 2 long-term objectives for our Regional Centre of Expertise and we are seeking input into an RCE Action Plan for 2018 in these areas.
Saturday, October 28, 10:00am-4:00pm
Petroglyphs Park (2249 Northeys Bay Rd, Woodview)
Viamede Resort (595 Mt Julian Viamede Rd, Woodview)

Week Long Events throughout the Kawarthas Celebrate the Region as a Leader in Sustainability Education!

Peterborough, ON (June 8th, 2017) The newly designated Peterborough-Kawartha-Haliburton Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) for Sustainability Education is set to host a final public launch on Friday, June 9th, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (guests arriving at 1:30 p.m.) at Trent University’s Gathering Space in Peterborough. 

International Media for UN Designation:

On (January 11th, 2017) Peterborough-Kawarthas-Haliburton has been designated as a Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development by the United Nations University. The RCE initiative recognizes regions from around the world that demonstrate leadership in addressing complex sustainability challenges, and works to network these communities internationally to support even greater innovation and collaboration.