GOing Back to School

GOing Back to School
It’s almost time for BC kids to head back to the classroom. While the end of summer typically means a shift towards more indoor activities, HCTF GO Grants can help teachers get their students outdoors and learning about nature. K-12 teachers can apply for grants of up to $600 per class (max of $3500 a school) to pay for bus transportation, project materials or leader/programs fees for hands-on, outdoor field trips with a conservation or environmental theme. Full application criteria and grant requirements are available at http://hctfeducation.ca/go-grants/go-grants-about/ . Questions? Contact our education department by email or phoning 250 940 9786 (toll free 1 800 387 9853).
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Project WET Award

Project WET Award
On June 2 nd , the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, WildBC facilitators and Project WET BC Coordinator Kerrie Mortin were jointly honoured with the Project WET Canada award, presented by the Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) at their National Conference in Winnipeg. In the early 1990s, the CWRA began to investigate how they might enhance their work across Canada by extending water education to youth. After consultation with youth educators from a variety of both governmental and non-governmental agencies, they decided that it was not necessary to develop a new program. Rather, the task would be to choose a high quality youth education program which could be effectively implemented in Canada. Project WET was established in 1984 by the North Dakota State Water Commission to educate the public about water resources and their management. By the mid-nineties, it had developed into a network reaching across the United States and with its own curriculum and activity guide. The CWRA decided this was the program that could help them meet their water education goals in Canada. Project WET held its first “preview” workshop in Saskatoon in 1995, and the program quickly spread within Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia. At present, Project WET...
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