Health & Healthy Lifestyles

Project WET Saskatchewan - Saskatchewan Watershed Authority

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Lizabeth Nicholls
Email address of primary contact person: 
ProjectWET@swa.ca
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Project WET is a fun, hands-on, activity based instructional program about water, which supplements the K-12 core curricula in science, social studies, language arts, math, art, wellness and physical education. The project is field-tested and appropriate for multi-ethnic and multi-level classrooms, and is recommended by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education for the core science grades 1-10, biology 20 and 30, and chemistry 30.  The 515 page Project WET Activity Guide contains 91 complete lesson plans and student activity sheets with topics that include:

- Human health, such as safe drinking water

- Weather, drought, floods 

- Current water issues such as water conservation and climate change

- Water use and management strategies

- Water in the social and cultural context

- Ground and surface water

Project WET activity guides are available to educators through five-hour certification workshops delivered by teacher facilitators and water resource professionals. 

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): 
water, K-12, school education, Project WET, lesson plans
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Formal - K-12 School instructional program, information available at www.swa.ca.

What level of education does this project address?: 
Elementary school
Middle years school
High school

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

Campbell Collegiate Eco-Fair 2008

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Emma Wilson
Email address of primary contact person: 
eml.wilson@hotmail.com
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[excerpt from leaderpost article]
"We invited a whole bunch of groups from around Saskatchewan that have been involved in actions towards sustaining the environment," said Kaitlyn Hughes, a Grade 12 student and member of the environmental club. "There are also groups here that sell environmental products that help to eliminate pollution or conserve energy." More than 35 booths were set up throughout the Campbell hallways and gymnasium. The fair ran for the duration of the day and the majority of students were given time to peruse the displays. Presentations were also made in the Campbell auditorium about environmental issues relevant to high school students. RCE climate change student researcher Billy Patterson spoke to about 300 grade nine students regarding "the environment, climate change, and you."

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

24/04/2008

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
campbell, highschool, eco-fair
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Engaging highschool students and community on a variety of sustainability issues.

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

Campbell highschool, Campbell Environmental Club

Saskatoon Nature Society

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Branimir Gjetvaj
Email address of primary contact person: 
president@saskatoonnaturesociety.sk.ca
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The Saskatoon Nature Society, a charitable organization founded in 1955, brings together those interested in the natural world. Our objective is to promote the appreciation of nature and encourage a deeper knowledge of it through observation and sharing of experience.  Our society supports nature conservation projects in the Saskatoon area and is an active advocate for the preservation of plant and animal habitats.  We hold monthly meetings from September to April with talks, films and slide presentations on topics related to nature.  We organize frequent field trips, where we provide opportunities to observe birds, mammals, insects and plants in the company of other naturalists. Three or more guided field trips are held each month in spring, summer and fall with occasional trips in winter. Visit our web site for a description of presentation topics and field trip schedule. We are stewards of the Saskatoon Natural Grasslands and Peturrson's Ravine, areas under the jurisdiction of the Meewasin Valley Authority. For our Young Naturalists' Program, we collaborate with the Saskatoon Zoo Society to offer workshops and field trips for young people aged five to eleven.

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): 
Saskatoon, nature society, field trips, informal education, , advocacy, Young Naturalist Program, awareness
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Field trips, Young Naturalist Program, monthly meetings

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

Wonders of Wildlife - A Leader's Activity Guide for Teaching Young Conservationists

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Joe Milligan
Email address of primary contact person: 
jmilligan@swf.sk.ca
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The Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation's Wonders of Wildlife manual provides outdoor enthusiast with the tools to share their knowledge, special skills, or the love of a sport or hobby with youth. Mentoring is one of the ways to really have an impact on the attitudes and development of young people. The original purpose of Wonders of Wildlife was to encourage SWF branches and youth volunteers to get branch youth groups started and provide some activities that can be used within the groups.
The program is divided into 5 main areas: Fishing and Aquatics, Hunting and Trapping, Conservation, Wildlife and Outdoor Appreciation, Outdoor Skills, and Winter Activities.  Each program area contains activities for three levels: Junior (ages 7-9), Intermediate (ages 10-12), and Senior (ages 13-15+).  The program is designed so that youth can join in the program at any time, and at any age level. The older members may wish to take on leadership roles, and this often helps to retain their enthusiasm for the program. Developing a youth program does not have to be difficult. Leaders and mentors should use their own strengths and contacts, keeping in mind the interests of the kids, to bring the program alive and active. Another important thing to remember is to get the kids outside as much as possible. Lets give them the same chance to have fun and appreciate the outdoors as we did growing up. Manuals are $25 plus GST and $10 shipping and handling and can be ordered by contacting Joe Milligan, Education Program Coordinator.

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): 
Leadership, youth education, awareness, information education, formal education, education guide, wildlife appreciation, sustainable resource use, outdoor activities, interactive learning, hands-on learning
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

The Wonders of Wildlife Manual provides outdoor enthusiasts and professionals with the tools to share their knowledge, special skills, or love of a sport or hobby with youth, enabling them to mentor young people from ages 7 to 15+.

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

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