Friday, February 25, 2011

Blyth International Summers Programs

Each summer, hundreds of students travel to countless countries around the world. From studying French in France, philosophy in Greece, Biology in the Galapagos, Culinary in France and Italy (to name a few) the programs combine education, culture, and fun to produce transformative educational experiences that last a lifetime.

Check out the what's available at Blyth International Summer Programs

If you're in the Stratford area, there will be an information session on Monday March 7th at 7:00 pm in the Screaming Avocado Cafe - see address below.

Stratford Northwestern Secondary School
(follow the signs to the Screaming Avocado)
428 Forman Avenue
Stratford, ON  
519-271-9740 e. 307

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Slow Food Canadian Youth Terra Madre

Greetings Canada’s Slow Food Convivia!

The Screaming Avocado CafĂ© and Slow Food Perth County are reaching out to encourage Canadian Slow Food convivia to recruit groups of youth participants from their communities to bring to the Slow Food Canadian Youth Terra Madre. This inaugural meeting of young food enthusiasts will be taking place on May 3rd and 4th, 2011. The event will take place at McCully’s Hill Farm (located between St. Mary’s and Stratford, Ontario), and will entail one evening of camping and two days of programming. Groups can attend on individual days.  The age range for participation is 14 to 17 years old.

Event programming includes cooking and gardening demonstrations, discussion forums, and taste education workshops. Participants can include school groups and/or community-based youth groups. Total youth participants will be capped at 200.

For more details, printable info & application form please visit Slow Food Canadian Youth Terra Madre Page

Monday, February 21, 2011

David Suzuki to the Screaming Avocado

On April 12th The Screaming Avocado's along with the the rest of Stratford Northwestern Secondary school will be hosting the incredible David Suzuki as he visits our school for the day.  This experience will include students from all schools in our board as David's message should be shared with as many as possible.  The itinerary is below.  Exciting stuff!

April 11th - courtesy of the National Film Board, elementary students will view David's movie, Force of Nature to ready them for his arrival.

April 12th - selected secondary students from across the Avon Maitland District School Board will meet at Stratford Northwestern to view Force of Nature.  David will arrive at 10:15 to field questions post the movie.  Barbara Budd (former CBC As it Happens) will introduce David and moderate the question period.  Once that chat finishes we'll shift the secondary students out and bring the elementary ones in for another question and answer period targeted to their age group.  David will then join a small group of students for a chat session on the environment, personal health and food.  We'll of course be feeding him yummy local, seasonal and fair food.  Check out the School Board details on the day:  David Suzuki visit

The excitement is obviously building in the school as the day approaches!  Check out David's energy saving tips in the video below.

The Screaming Avocados