Action Challenge Winners 2011-2012
The Education Team here at CPAWS SAB has been heading into classrooms to talk to students about conservation, science and the environment. Sometimes classes ask us, “What can we do to help?” From this request CPAWS SAB started the Action Challenge Program in 2003. The Action Challenge Program is designed to inspire students to take positive action to help the environment.
CPAWS SAB awarded 3 outstanding schools for their exceptional achievements during the 2011-2012 school year. Our Action challenge WINNERS were:
Awesome Action Award: Thorncliffe School, Ms. Ellis’s Grade 3 students
Thorncliffe School’s grade 3’s worked hard to research and educate students at their school on species at risk here in Alberta. Students focused their learning on the swift fox, caribou, grizzly bear and honey bee’s and put together a week long fund raiser that included a jelly bean guess and carnival jars. The whole school supported the event and came out in droves to purchase tickets.
Gareth Thompson Action Award: Glenbow Elementary School, Ms. Kendall Knitter’s Grade 4 and Mrs. Perry’s 3/4 students
The grade 3 and 4 students were very busy this year learning and educating students from Glenbow Elementary and their community on being bear aware. On June 21st these remarkable students put on a bear fair fundraiser that included a variety of activities and education stations such as a silent paper maché bear auction, BBQ and a performance put on by several students.
Suncor Water Rangers Action Award: Calgary Academy School, Mrs. Kelly-Gibon and Ms. Karlen’s Grade 4 Students
Calgary Academy’s grade 4’s spread the word on water conservation by creating a You Tube video. Every student designed their own page presenting 20 different water conservation messages and planned what they wanted to say. Check it out online! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFHdo-m2eeQ
Teachers, if you want to learn more get our A Teacher’s Guide to Community Environmental Action or call our Education Coordinator, Jennifer Casciani, at 232-6686 (ext. 103).