Environmental charity receives RBC foundation funding to give students educational opportunities during COVID-19.

July 29, 2020

Calgary, AB – Teachers are feeling the stress of lesson planning for a full-time COVID-19 school year. CPAWS Southern Alberta (SAB), funded by RBC Foundations Tech for Nature grant, is excited to announce our re-launch of the, YYC Young Citizen Scientists, program. Aimed at reducing teacher workload while increasing environmental communities of action, the program engages students in science, technology and nature.

Many teachers rely upon guest speakers and field experts as teaching aids to enhance student learning. Now, with COVID-19 measures in place, these important aspects of classroom education are not available. But thankfully, YYC Young Citizen Scientists can provide this. Through our grade 3, 6, 7 and 9 curriculum-based webinars, schoolyard field trips and DIY education kits. Teacher can get the help they need, all while maintaining social distance.                                                                                                                                                   

Citizen science is a partnership between the public and professional scientists. These real-world projects address in our program create opportunities for young people to connect with the natural world, build science practices, develop STEM skills, and learn about science concepts. Such as: climate change, life cycles, habitats, human impacts on the environment, and interrelationships.

YYC Young Citizen Scientists brings the world of Pollinators, Birds, and Urban Wildlife, into schools, alleviating stresses on teachers, enriching student learning, all while helping to solve real-world issues.