Congratulations to Ryan Poelzer, the 2016 receipient of the Cydney Weir Award for Youth Environmental Leadership. SaskOutdoors Board Member and one of Ryan's former teachers, Jeff Moore wrote this nomination: I would like to nominate Ryan Poelzer for the Cydney Weir Award. Ryan is 20 years old
During the second week of school, the Taproots class was able to spend 3 days at Lumsden Beach Camp for an orientation and team building experience. We stayed in a cabin, prepared our meals as a group, and sang songs and told stories around the fire. The two nights that we spent at Lumsden Beach
Thank you so much SaskOutdoors! Our students had an opportunity to go to Wanuskewin and experience a tipi raising as well as First Nations technology. We learned how First Nations People lived and respected the land. Our day finished off by going on a hike through the beautiful valley.
The Sākewew Permaculture and Treaty Education program has now completed its third year of in-school and in-forest programming with grade nine students at Sākewew High School in North Battleford. The program is comprised of a series of half-day sessions with diverse and talented NatureQuest
2015 Nimis Kahpimotate---Sister Journey---Intercultural Canoe Trip The 2015 Sister Journey, being the fourth year of the program, was initially designed as a “returnee” experience with the intention of building upon previous relationships and skills. Thus invitations were sent out
The Scott Collegiate Wilderness Adventure Club (Stewardship Club) is an extra-curricular group that firmly believes in the benefit of outdoor activities and education for our students. We believe that outdoor activities help students become engaged and ethical global citizens with both a passion
Mr. Wagner’s class was able to take part in two 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
Two environmental science classes at Marion Graham Collegiate got to learn about nature first-hand, thanks to a SaskOutdoors grant that paid for their transportation to Brightwater EcoCenter, just South of Saskatoon. Brightwater is a rich ecological and historical location that hosts a stream,
After months of planning by a core group of First Nations and non-First Nations women, applications were received, in April, for the 2014 Nimis Kahpimotate trip. Participants were selected from a wide range of backgrounds, with two returnees from last year, thus adding to stability of the group.
Read about the adventure when 23 grade 8 students and 6 adults journey 7,000km to the Yukon. Our ultimate destination and purpose was to provide our students with an understanding into the contested Peel Watershed. They selected the Peel as an area of study that became the focal point of a
During the last school year, grade 9 students at Sākewew participated in the Permaculture and Treaty Education program. This program is unique to Sākewew High School and gave 45 students diverse opportunities to connect with nature through art, music, photography, storytelling, treaty