Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF)

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: 
Lizabethn@cwf‐fcf.org
Describe the project (This description appears in your map point. Insert a photo if you choose by selecting the "tree" icon): 

In March 2009, the provincial government , through the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority, devolved the Environmental Education Program including the programs Project WILD Saskatchewan, Below Zero SK, Project WET Saskatchewan, and the Native Prairie Curriculum Project, due to budget cuts.The purpose of these programs is to enable teachers and informal educators to be competent to use these quality instructional resources to educate young people from awareness to action on a variety of environmental issues facing Saskatchewan. The goal is to educate these young people to become responsible citizens, making positive environmental choices in their day to day lives and to participate as responsible citizens in decision making on environmental issues in their communities.

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): 
project WET, project WILD, Below Zero
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

The purpose of these programs is to enable teachers and informal educators to be competent to use these quality instructional resources to educate young people from awareness to action on a variety of environmental issues facing Saskatchewan. The goal is to educate these young people to become responsible citizens, making positive environmental choices in their day to day lives and to participate as responsible citizens in decision making on environmental issues in their communities.

What level of education does this project address?: 
Elementary school
Middle years school
High school
Post-secondary institution
Describe any participation in your project from the grassroots community, youth, the poor/vulnerable, minority groups: 

Most recently an initiative resulted in the recruitment and development of 26 First Nation and Métis educators as Facilitators for the program. Annually, about 500 pre‐service education students, from all eight teacher education programs in the province, including all the aboriginal teacher education programs, receive from four to 15 contact hours of education on environmental topics and methodology through these programs.