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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


Martin Academy Trip

Martin Academy Trip

From Sept. 17-21, 2016, students and staff from Martin Academy at Martin Collegiate in Regina participated in an outdoor education experience to Kananaskis, AB. We did two days of mountain hiking on Sept 18-19, doing the Chester Lake and Ptarmigan Cirque hikes, as well as a few smaller ones around


St Luke's School Outdoor Adventures

St Luke's School Outdoor Adventures

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Mr. Wagner’s class was able to take part in 4 additional fieldtrips due to the generous support of SaskOutdoors and Sask Lotteries. 27 students took part as well as 4 adults. Before the trip, Leave No Trace Ethics were discussed in class and students were encouraged to practice them on each


St. Agnes Water Study

St. Agnes Water Study

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Guided Inquiry – Why is Water Important? Thank you to SaskOutdoors for the resource and financial support! Working with my colleague, Lori Newberry (Instructional Coach), we lead my grade 6 class through a guided inquiry on the importance of water. Students participated in a variety of


Seven Stones visit Dallas Valley

Seven Stones visit Dallas Valley

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By Jolene Siemens After an unsuccessful attempt at a winter day trip (due to travel advisory) and a rained-out spring trip (access to site was impossible), we decided to rebook for a summer trip. It couldn’t have turned out better! I am a Learning Resource Teacher at Seven Stones. I worked