Farming & Local Food Production

Re-Engineering Education for Sustainability: Phase ONE - Regional Laboratory Centres

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. Garth Pickard
Email address of primary contact person: 
garth.pickard@uregina.ca
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The Re-engineering Education for Sustainability (RESI) is a long term initiative that is designed to engage all formal, non-formal and even informal education practice, public awareness, and training programs that will contribute in ways to address sustainability. The RESI is a developmental initiative with integral and complementary phases. At the post-secondary level, Phase One of the RESI will focus on research and training related to alternative energy technologies and education. Phase One establishes two Regional Laboratory Centres (RLC) to facilitate research, educational training and program development related to sustainable development initiatives. Phase One of the RESI includes the establishment of an urban and a rural Research Laboratory Centre (RLC).The purpose of the RESI – RLCs allow for the:
Demonstration of new technology or adapted technology in a rural and urban setting; Demonstration of the commercial feasibility of the technologies; Research and training in the use of the technologies and provide in concert with industry, SIAST, and the two provincial Universities; Development of standard business practice and funding arrangements to accelerate the process of communities adopting the demonstrated technologies to their use; and, Identification of research gaps that could be filled by research at both Universities and SIAST.

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

Year-round

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
Education; sustainable development laboratories; research; alternative energy
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Information, professional, formal

What level of education does this project address?: 
Post-secondary institution
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)
Professional and other training outside the formal school/higher education system (non-formal education)
How did you find out about this survey?: 

Recognition Program

Food Secure 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): 
Don Mitchell, Coordinator
Email address of primary contact person: 
info@foodsecuresaskatchewan.ca
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Food Secure Saskatchewan is a coalition of individuals and groups working toward, or interested in, achieving food security for all Saskatchewan citizens by way of a healthy and sustainable food system.  The purpose of FSS is to improve food security in our province through coordinated, community-led action. FSS works to stimulate policy change and encourage the development of a comprehensive, integrated food security strategy.

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): 
Food Security, Local food, sustainable food system
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Food Secure Saskatchewan Works to: Advocate for, and work towards, improved food security policies and programs for Saskatchewan citizens; Enhance the skills and knowledge of the membership and their community partners; Foster coordination among groups who work to improve food security in the province; Provide support and information (including publications, research and other important food information) to groups working in the delivery of front line food security initiatives and policies.

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

A Youth Forum on Sustainability

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Glenn Sutter
Email address of primary contact person: 
glenn.sutter@gov.sk.ca
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The Youth Forum on Sustainability, hosted by the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in partnership with the University of Regina and Learning for a Sustainable Future from 2004-2007, is a process that supports high school students and help them become empowered to take action to create more sustainable communities. Catalyzed by three conference days spread over a ten-month period, the Forum brings together teachers, students and community partners to participate in workshops focusing on exploring local sustainability issues and action planning. School Action Teams (usually two teachers and five students from each participating school class or extracurricular club) develop and implement their action plans with the assistance of community partners. One primary goal of such a process is to shift the responsibility for choosing, planning and implementing action projects to the youth, with the teachers’ and community members taking on the role of facilitators, supporters and “sparring partners.”

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

2004-2007; 2008 and on led by other agencies

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
Formal education; secondary students; student engagement; active learning
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Formal education, engaging secondary students in the forum

What level of education does this project address?: 
High school
Publications (Has there been any documentation of this project/research?): 

Barrett, M.J., Hart, P., & Sutter, G. (2008). Engaging students and challenging culture. In M.Mayer, J. Johannes Tschapka, Engaging youth in sustainable development: Learning and teaching sustainable development in lower secondary schools, (pp. 18-21). Brussels, Belgium: Environment and the Schools Initiative.
Barrett, M.J., & Sutter, G. (2006). A youth forum on sustainability meets the Human Factor Gallery: Stretching science teachers, students and museums. Canadian Journal of Science, Math and Technology Education, 6(1), 9-24.
Barrett, M.J. (2006). Education for the environment: Action competence, becoming, and story. Environmental Education Research, 12(3-4), 503-512.
Barrett, M.J., Hart, P., Nolan, K., & Sammel, A. (2005). Challenges in implementing actionoriented sustainability education. Handbook of Sustainability Research (pp. 505-534). New York: Peter Lang. (refereed).

Project sponsors/funders: 

Lead Partners: Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Faculty of Education - University of Regina, Saskatchewan Learning, Learning for a Sustainable Future, City of Regina, SaskEnergy, Saskatchewan Science Centre, Saskatchewan Environment; Funders:GreenStreet, Natural Resources Canada, Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association, University of Regina Centre for Sustainable Communities, Communities of Tomorrow, Saskatchewan Outdoor and Environmental Educators Association, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation,

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Recognition Program

The Prairie Shelterbelt Program

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
PFRA Shelterbelt Centre
Email address of primary contact person: 
pfratree@agr.gc.ca
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Provides technical services and tree and shrub seedlings for establishment of shelterbelts and other agroforestry, conservation and reclamation projects on agricultural and eligible lands in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and in the Peace River region of British Columbia.

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): 
Shelterbelt, agricultural management, soil conservation, water conservation, sustainable agriculture, farming practices
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

The seedlings provided are an incentive to producers adopting beneficial management practices and environmental stewardship. The aim of the Prairie Shelterbelt Program is to improve the performance and sustainability of the agricultural sector by helping to achieve the social, economic and environmental benefits of agroforestry. 

Agroforestry systems such as shelterbelts conserve soil and water, manage snow and wind, improve air quality, protect yards and livestock, provide income for landowners, stabilize crops and enhance habitat for wildlife.

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

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Saskatchewan ESD Network Inc.

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Glenn Sutter
Email address of primary contact person: 
projectcoordinator@saskesd.ca
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The purpose of the Network is to bring educators into an action framework that will facilitate networking and partnership, sharing of practical tools and activities, and strong collective communications messages. The ultimate objective is to create awareness, understanding, and action on locally and global sustainability issues. The goals of the Sask ESD Network are: To foster public education and awareness of sustainable development; To build partners within Saskatchewan and beyond to further ESD; To integrate sustainability into formal education; To support sustainable development training for all sectors; and To promote “learning by doing”

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

Year-round

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
Networking; formal, informal and non-formal education
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Formal, informal, non-formal education

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

Recognition Program

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