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High School Outreach

The Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change is dedicated to enhancing environmental education at all levels and offers many high school outreach activities. We provide reach ahead resources and hands-on skill building to support and foster environmental, sustainability, and social justice education for the next generation. With our increasingly interconnected world and booming population, the need for active citizenship and environmental stewardship has never been greater.

From wetland conservation and planning sustainable cities to pushing for social justice and bringing about corporate social responsibility, the resources we offer in EUC will complement your EcoSchool’s EcoMandate and assist in your planning for Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) activities.

Field Trips to York U: High School Lecture Series

Whether you are teaching Regional Geography, Canadian and World Issues, Environmental Science, Resource Management, Equity and Social Justice, World Geography or covering relatable subjects in your curriculum, our lecture series by our professors will add something new.  Learn about environmental, geographic, and social justice topics, inspire future interests, and meet SHSM and EcoSchool requirements.

ABOUT OUR LECTURE SERIES

  • FREE for all high school classes and groups
  • Hosted in-person, on York University’s Keele Campus with an optional Sustainable Campus Tour
  • Open to all curriculums; recommended for grade 10 to 12
  • Can be used as a Reach Ahead Activity for Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM) in Environment, Energy, Arts & Culture, Non-Project and more!
  • Can be reported for EcoSchools Canada Certification
  • Great opportunity for high school environmental or social justice groups and ecoclubs to learn more about the pressing challenges facing people and the planet
  • Registration is limited and required
  • Questions? Email us at EUCApply@yorku.ca

Park Perceptions and Racialized Realities

Tuesday, February 28, 10AM - 4PM

Thursday, March 9, 10AM - 4PM

Location: HNES 140

Presented by Professor Sarah Flicker

BOOK THIS LECTURE

Introduction to Spatial Technologies

Wednesday, March 1

Location: HNES 140

Presented by Dr. Adeyemi Oludapo Olusola

BOOK THIS LECTURE

Careers in the Environment

Available online or in-person by request

Presented by Brittany Giglio, Recruitment & Liaison Officer

SCHEDULE WITH BRITTANY

Careers in Geography

Available online or in-person by request

Presented by Brittany Giglio, Recruitment & Liaison Officer

SCHEDULE WITH BRITTANY

Applying to University? Become a CHANGEmaker at York U!

Available online or in-person by request

Presented by Brittany Giglio, Recruitment & Liaison Officer

SCHEDULE WITH BRITTANY

Discover our Las Nubes EcoCampus in Costa Rica

Available online or in-person by request

Presented by Brittany Giglio, Recruitment & Liaison Officer

SCHEDULE WITH BRITTANY

Bring Your Class to Costa Rica: York University's Las Nubes EcoCampus

The Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change offers a 10-day program for high school students at our EcoCampus and other locations in Southern Costa Rica. This field course is rich in experiences that range from food production, forest ecosystems, Indigenous issues, Costa Rican history, rural culture and biodiversity conservation. The program has an immersive community-based approach, which builds on our long-standing relationships with different communities in Southern Costa Rica, including local producers, cooperatives, environmental groups and organizations and Indigenous communities, among others.

Registering in this program is a 2 month process (e.g. if you are planning a trip for March Break, you should start the process in January) and it’s offered throughout the year

This program is dependent on public health guidelines and restrictions.  Programming likely to continue in Winter 2022.

Learn more about High School Trips to our Las Nubes Ecocampus

EUC Shadow Program for Future Students

Do you have a great student who is passionate about environmental, geographical, and social change? Foster their love of the environment by encouraging them to take part in our EUC Shadow Program for Future Students. They will have the opportunity to meet with our students and admissions team, as well as, learn about our new undergraduate programs.

Offered Monday to Friday

Free

SHSM Career Exploration/Reach Ahead

What Can Students Do?

  • Sit in on an online first or second year Environmental and Urban Change course
  • Meet with a current student
  • Chat with an Admissions Representative

Interested in attending an EUC Shadow day, please email us at EUCApply@yorku.ca

Questions? Contact Us

Brittany Giglio | She/Her

Recruitment & Liaison Officer

EUCapply@yorku.ca

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