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Change Maker Series

We want to inspire youth to make change for their local ecosystems. To do so, the Change Maker Series was created to engage students in grades 7-12 with stories about inspiring individuals who are changemakers in their communities. This series of education materials entails a case study and learning activity in which students step into the shoes of a changemaker. Will you inspire changemakers in your classroom?

Lawrence Gunther

Fishing for Change

Explore the change-making actions of Lawrence Gunther, a legally blind, professional angler who advocates for fish and the health of aquatic ecosystems through podcasting and his work with Blue Fish Canada. After learning about Lawrence students step into the shoes of this change-maker by developing a podcast with a change-making message.

Ron MacDonald jumping into the river fully dressed in diving gear.

Christina Enright

The Butterfly Effect

Explore the change-making actions of Christina Enright, a monarch butterfly advocate. After learning about Christina, students step into the shoes of this change-maker by researching an organism of interest and advocating for it.

Nancy Hildebrand picking cattails

Phil Ling

Powered by Nature

Explore the change-making actions of Philip Ling, the lead of the restoration project at the Maitland Tower site. After learning about Philip, task students to step into the shoes of this change-maker by proposing what the future of this site could be through the perspective of a stakeholder or rightsholder.

Nancy Hildebrand picking cattails

Kat Kavanagh

Water you designing?

Explore the change-making actions of Kat Kavanagh, a community science and water quality advocate. After learning about Kat, students step into the shoes of a Change Maker by taking part in a learning activity. This resource bundle is special, as it offers two learning activity options – do one or both!

Nancy Hildebrand picking cattails

Stephany Hildebrand

Framing the Environment