SOI is thrilled to announce that former Canada C3 Education Team Lead Lisa (Diz) Glithero was recently awarded “2018 Outstanding Educator” by the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM), a national charitable organization that focuses on fostering in youth a greater understanding and appreciation for the environment and to become engaged stewards, contributing to a healthy, sustainable future.
An exemplary K-12 environmental and youth civic educator, teacher educator, educational researcher, and engaged ci9zen, Lisa’s work examines the inextricable link between sustainability and citizenship, and the role of youth participation in this process. Lisa believes that when youth see themselves as community participants, place-makers, and civic actors locally and/or globally, personal, collective, and socio-ecological change can happen.
In 2004, Lisa founded the EYES Project (Education, Youth, Environment, and Sustainability) to promote and integrate environmental education across Canada and to encourage youth to become stewards of Planet Earth. She has designed and developed innovative curricula and programs for educators and learners, symposia for the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, and for numerous youth-based organizations.
Lisa led Canada C3’s diverse and far reaching education team efforts, which included, among other projects, the design, development, and cura9on of the Canada C3 Digital Classroom (CanadaC3.ca/classroom), an evolving innovative and interactive learning platform for teachers and students to engage with inquiry-based learning activities, digital storytelling, interactive maps, and other powerful educational resources.
She is now leading the Canadian Ocean Literacy Coalition, a new pan-Canadian community of diverse organizations, networks, institutions, and individuals advancing ocean literacy across Canada.
Congratulations, Diz on this well deserved recognition!