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Grant Linney

Outdoor and Environmental Educator

Upper Canada College (now retired)

Dundas, Ontario, Canada

Biography

While officially retired, Grant Linney continues his long and wonderful career of outdoor and environmental education in southern Ontario. His classrooms vary in size from 175 to 1100 acres. His students range from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12 and on to university students, teachers and the general public. In 2012, Grant was presented with a national teaching award for “Outstanding Environmental Educator, K-12” from EECOM, The Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication. In 2014, Grant was the recipient of COEO's top award for "outstanding contributions to outdoor and experiential education in Ontario." In 2015, Grant led Hamilton to becoming the first municipality in Ontario to adopt David Suzuki's Blue Dot Declaration of citizens' rights to a healthy environment.

Expertise

A very solutions-oriented presentation on climate change. A wide variety of low impact outdoor activities. Group facilitation.

Interests

Environmental advocacy

Associations

The Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario (COEO)

Hobbies

Photography; Wilderness Canoeing; Biking; Lifetime Member of International Save the Pun Foundation