Farming & Local Food Production

WILD! Saskatchewan

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Chad Reiss
Email address of primary contact person: 
creiss@sasksciencecentre.com
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WILD! Saskatchewan exhibit overlooks the beautiful Wascana Marsh and Bird Sanctuary, creating a feeling of walking into a natural refuge.
WILD! Saskatchewan is a fun and interactive exhibit with a serious and compelling message about our environment and why we need to maintain it.  Visitors will learn about Saskatchewan's amazing eco-regions, topography and diverse life which all need to work in concert with one another.  WILD! Saskatchewan also shares information about the conservation and protection of our world and what we can all do to help. Learn how man's development including the introduction of a new species has affected some of the province's native inhabitants.  A life-sized robotic grizzly bear and extinction game brings to light the extinction of plants and animals around us.  A bird and animal watcher's dream, the WILD! Saskatchewan exhibit's powerful closed circuit camera lets visitors zoom in on the wildlife and plants of the great Wascana Marsh and Bird Sanctuary. A decomposing robotic gopher helps visitors understand the importance of the entire life process.

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

Ongoing

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
Informal education, formal education, interactive learning, prairie ecosystem
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

The WILD! Saskatchewan classroom is an ideal location for teachers to bring to life student learnings.

What level of education does this project address?: 
Professional and other training outside the formal school/higher education system (non-formal education)
Project sponsors/funders: 

Ducks Unlimited Canada, Lloyd & Evelyn Johnson Foundation, PFRA, Sask Environment, Saskatchewan Centennial 2005 & Saskatchewan Centenary Fund, Saskatchewan Watershed Authority, The Nature Conservancy, TD Friends of the Environment

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student researcher

Native Plants, Water and Us

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Chet Neufeld
Email address of primary contact person: 
info@npss.sk.ca
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The Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan has developed and published a guide for youth to educate them about the function and importance of riparian habitats.  Topics covered include native and invasive species, agriculture and water, users of wetland habitats and water pollution.

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

Ongoing

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
Native plants, water, riparian habitats, wetland function, educational material, awareness, informal education
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Informal awareness about native plant and riparian habitats.

What level of education does this project address?: 
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)
How did you find out about this survey?: 

Student Researcher

Acreage Living: A Conservation Guide For Owners and Developers Of Natural Habitats

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Chet Neufeld
Email address of primary contact person: 
info@npss.sk.ca
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The Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan has developed and published a guide for landowners and developers to aid in conserving and/or restoring land to provide habitat for native fauna and flora.  Planning, design, and management are covered, and topics range from soil erosion and water conservation to enjoyment of natural areas.

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

Ongoing

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
Acreage living, habitat conservation, rural living, wildlife habitat development, management, informal education, awareness
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Awareness education for habitat conservation/restoration planning and design.

What level of education does this project address?: 
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)
Project sponsors/funders: 

Habitat Stewardship Program, Environment Canada; Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan; Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment; Ducks Unlimited Canada; Browning Design Inc.; Saskatchewan Watershed Authority; Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration; Land Stewardship Centre of Canada

How did you find out about this survey?: 

Student researcher

Canadian Plains Research Centre

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Dr. Polo Diaz
Email address of primary contact person: 
harry.diaz@uregina.ca
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The Canadian Plains Research Center, established in 1973, is the longest-serving research institute at the University of Regina with a initiate, undertake, encourage, support, and publish scholarly research on all aspects of prairie life, including its history, resources, land, and people. It does so through contributing to the development of a broad community of scholars of the region using interdisciplinary approaches that initiate and support scholarly research on all aspects of prairie life.  CPRC's mandate is served by its programs for inter-disciplinary research, scholarly publications, graduate (Masters and PhD) studies, research fellowships, and its lecture / conference / workshop series.  Our aims are to foster an understanding and appreciation of the Canadian Plains region, develop a community of people studying the region, study and help solve problems of the region, its people and its resources, provide services to prairie institutions and researchers and publish scholarly work which examines life in the prairie region of Canada.

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

Ongoing

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
Formal education, interdisciplinary research, prairie communities, North American plains
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

The Centre offers a graduate program for masters and PhD students facilitating trans-disciplinary research on topics relevant to the Great Plains.  In addition, the Centre specializes in publishing scholarly titles about life on the prairies, including Prairie Forum, a multidisciplinary journal for research in the Plains.

What level of education does this project address?: 
Post-secondary institution
Are there any research questions and opportunities that have or could be examined with this project?: 

Many research opportunities available for graduate students and other collaborators.

Publications (Has there been any documentation of this project/research?): 

Student research projects listed at http://www.cprc.ca/history.htm#paststudentshistory

How did you find out about this survey?: 

Student Researcher

Sustainable Gourmet Dinner

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Saskatchewan Environmental Society
Email address of primary contact person: 
info@environmentalsociety.ca
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A fundraising dinner featuring locally grown or made gourmet food highlighting sustainability in the dining room.

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

Annually

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
Local food, sustainable food
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Guest speaker Amy Jo Ehman, who has done much to make the change from eating globally to eating locally and to educate others, shared her thoughts on food and the journey it doesn't have to take.

What level of education does this project address?: 
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)
Project sponsors/funders: 

Affinity Credit Union, Fresh Bistro, Confederation Inn, Park Cafe and Diner, PicNic's Restaurant and Fine Pastries, Pine View Farms, the Little Penguin, Wild Serendipity Foods, Saskatoon Farmers' Market

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