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SaskOutdoors is turning 50 in 2019!

SaskOutdoors is turning 50 in 2019!  One of the ways we are going to celebrate is by recogning 50 Outstanding Outdoor and Environmental Educators in Saskatchewan throughout the year!   Nominate yourself, Nominate a friend, Nominate a collegue! All you need for a nomination is a


SaskOutdoors 2018 Cydney Weir Award Winner

SaskOutdoors 2018 Cydney Weir Award Winner

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The 2017 Winner of the Cydney Weir Award for Youth Environmental Leadership is Mary Grace Hardy. Mary Grace has loved the outdoors since she was a small child. For the past 5 years, she has attended Saint John Bosco Wilderness Camp in northern Saskatchewan. At Bosco, she learned wilderness skills


SaskOutdoors 2017 Melanson Award Winner

SaskOutdoors 2017 Melanson Award Winner

Photo (left to right): Christine Thompson, General Manager, SaskOutdoors and Lori Johnson, Award Winner SaskOutdoors was thrilled to present the 2017 Melanson Award to Lori Johnson, the Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre’s Owl Coordinator in recognition of her tremendous


Volunteer Opportunity: Board Treasurer

Do you like numbers... and the outdoors? The SaskOutdoors Board of Directors is seeking to a Treasurer. The Treasurer is a key member of the SaskOutdoors team, a passionate and committed group of people who are committed to nature and the outdoors. The Treasurer works closely with the General


SaskOutdoors Youth Environmental Leadership Winner for 2017

SaskOutdoors Youth Environmental Leadership Winner for 2017

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The Cydney Weir Award for Youth Environmental Leadership was established in 2014 to honor Cydney, a passionate environmental leader who was active in Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders, and Rangers, as well as Trek School, the Sheldon Collegiate Outdoor Club, and was enrolled in Environmental Sciences


Winner of the 2016 Melanson Award

Winner of the 2016 Melanson Award

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Winner of the 2016 Bernie Melanson Lifetime Contributions to Environmental Education Award In the above photo from left to right: Rod Figueroa (SaskOutdoors Past-President), Deborah Gibson-Dingwall (Award Nominator), Jim Taylor (Award Winner), Leah Japp (SaskOutdoors General


George Vanier School Report

George Vanier School Report

The grades 4/5s would like to thank SaskOutdoors for their generous support. This fall we went to Wanuskewin and the Forestry Farm & Zoo. The students learned about First Nations heritage and Indigenous ways of knowing as well as the introduction of settlers to Saskatchewan. The students


10th Global RCE 2016 Conference Summary

10th Global RCE 2016 Conference Summary

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by Paul Stinson *Note: This is a United Nations-affiliated project filled with acronyms, so I have provided a key at the end of the document In November 2016, the 10th Global RCE Conference was held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Paul Stinson was invited to attend as a representative of RCE


Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation

Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation

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Thank you for the opportunity to focus on our goal of education.  Much of what we do is prevention and teaching to reduce unhelpful interactions between wildlife and humans. This often happens over the phone when someone calls with a concern. We triage the situation to determine the best


Sakewew Permaculture and Treaty Education Program

Sakewew Permaculture and Treaty Education Program

The Sākewew Permaculture and Treaty Education program is a semester-long series of In-school and In-forest programming offered to all Grade 9 students at Sākewew High School in North Battleford. The Grade 9 students engage with diverse and talented Nature Quest programmers who offer a wide range


Project WILD in Regina

Project WILD in Regina

Learning about Wildlife Education!


SaskOutdoors Nature Retreat

SaskOutdoors Nature Retreat

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We had a wonderful weekend at the nature retreat in Ness Creek with 17 adults and 10 children plus many friends at Ness! Thanks to Gord and John and all the other people who worked hard at the site to make sure we all had an enjoyable and relaxing weekend recreating in the forest. (And we were