The Northern Saskatchewan Eco-Conference brings students from throughout the North together to participate in workshops that focus on environmental stewardship and environmentally friendly practices that they can implement in practical ways in their homes and communities.

All activities, materials, meals and entertainment are free for the participants and chaperones.

This year’s Eco-Conference takes place from Friday October 26th to Sunday October 28th.

 

 

4:00 pm – Arrival and check-in for visiting schools

4:30 pm – Welcome and orientation

5:00 pm – “Unplastic La Ronge” display

5:30 pm – Icebreaker activities

6:00 pm – Supper provided at Churchill School

7:00 pm – Local band, Between Bridges performance

8:00 pm – Documentary

9:00 pm – Bed time

 

 

8:00 am – Breakfast at Churchill School

9:00 am – Session #1

10:30 am – Nutrition break

10:45 am – Session #2

12:15 pm – Lunch at Churchill School

1:15 pm – Session #3

2:45 pm – Nutrition break

3:00 pm – Session #4

4:30 pm – Come together as a whole group – mini-presentations about their projects by schools who attended the March 2017 Northern Saskatchewan Eco-Conference

5:00 pm – Supper at Churchill School

6:00 pm – Presentation to the whole group by Miriam Korner and Quincy Miller: “From Black Lake to Baker Lake – A wilderness journey by dog team and canoe”

7:00 pm – Watch a video [Teachers/Chaperones get together with Churchill Staff to go over resources, funding, etc.]

9:00 pm – Bed time

 

8:00 am – Breakfast at Churchill School

8:30 am – Get belongings packed up and rooms straightened up

9:00 am – Explanation of the morning activity

9:15 am – Students get into home school groups and develop an Environmental Action Plan

11:00 am – Students present their proposed Environmental Action Plans to the whole group

11:55 am – Last check of rooms and hand in keys

12:00 pm – Get bag lunches and drive home

 

This Year’s Sessions Include:

Nicole HancockSafe Drinking Water Foundation – Presentation about water quality issues in Canada and what the Safe Drinking Water Foundation is doing to address them. Then students will test water samples that they bring from home.

Lisa HowseComposting and Vermicomposting – Learn about the science behind composting, how it helps the planet, and how to keep a compost pile balanced so it breaks down quickly without bad smells. Learn about how to set up a worm composting system.

Michelle HopperInvasive Species and Habitat Conservation – Respect for the natural world will be inspired through interactions with a variety of animals, learning about their natural habitats, how to properly care for them as pets, and how to ensure that their habitats are protected.

Cameco environmental scientists Anne Gent Janna Switzer – Explain about their careers in the environmental fields, what nuclear energy is, how it uses uranium and then the environmental testing they do at our sites to protect the environment. They may do a small science experiment with the students on water treatment and testing.

Cruise Slater – Doing a presentation about Journey 2050, an online game developed by Agriculture in the Classroom to explore the future of food production and its environmental impact. Students will get an opportunity to try out parts of the game.

Elder Jonas Bird – Talking about how he helped to protect part of the Boreal forest, and about traditional views of the land.

Tours of SARCAN and the La Ronge Recycling Depot.

Each group can attend four different sessions during the day.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

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