Environmental Student Action Challenge

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Do you have an idea for a project that could reduce the environmental footprint of your school? Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) could help make it happen!

The Environmental Student Action Challenge invites Alberta students from kindergarten to grade 12 to develop a school-based initiative or project that will help minimize negative human impacts to the environment.

Students are invited to submit their project ideas for a chance to win up to $1,000 that can be used to turn their proposal into a reality – and give them hands-on experience tackling an environmental issue that directly impacts them, their school or their community. The Government of Alberta will award up to $15,000 in funding annually to successful applicants to support their environmental action projects.

Successful applicants will be selected from each school level (Division 1, 2, 3, 4).

Participating teams are invited to contribute to the online learning community! Provide real-time project updates, share tips, ask questions and inspire new levels of learning – the provincial Environmental Student Action Challenge community is a great way to explore new ideas throughout the school year.

This website is continuously updated with information to help you with your application, so check back often!

Do you have an idea for a project that could reduce the environmental footprint of your school? Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) could help make it happen!

The Environmental Student Action Challenge invites Alberta students from kindergarten to grade 12 to develop a school-based initiative or project that will help minimize negative human impacts to the environment.

Students are invited to submit their project ideas for a chance to win up to $1,000 that can be used to turn their proposal into a reality – and give them hands-on experience tackling an environmental issue that directly impacts them, their school or their community. The Government of Alberta will award up to $15,000 in funding annually to successful applicants to support their environmental action projects.

Successful applicants will be selected from each school level (Division 1, 2, 3, 4).

Participating teams are invited to contribute to the online learning community! Provide real-time project updates, share tips, ask questions and inspire new levels of learning – the provincial Environmental Student Action Challenge community is a great way to explore new ideas throughout the school year.

This website is continuously updated with information to help you with your application, so check back often!

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    Grow Alberta

    3 months ago

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of all in-person schools classes across Alberta, but that hasn't stopped some Calgary teachers from connecting their students with the environment! Teachers across Calgary are using some of their Student Action Challenge funding to create grow kits for their students to take home as part of an initiative called Grow Alberta. These kits contain everythin the students need to glow some local produce and the results have been amazing! One such school is Queen Elizabeth High School. They're using their Grow Challenge as a kick-off to re-invisioning their school and the... Continue reading

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    ROOFS 4 KIDS EcoVision Project

    5 months ago

    What is EcoVision?

    • EcoVision is a environmental club that grows students leaders through projects.

    • EcoVision’s three main pillars are:

      • Encourage Collaboration with Community

      • Enhance Education opportunities

      • Improve the Environment


    The impact of EcoVision by Harika

    • EcoVision member for 4 months.

    • Passionate about helping people and animals

    • Helps with fundraising, processing honey, presentations and making beeswax wraps.

    • Volunteer 3 to 4 hours a week

    • Excited that Roofs 4 Kids project will be the first of its kind in Alberta.


    The impact of EcoVision by Gage

    • EcoVision member since November 2019.

    • Passionate about helping people.

    • Helps with market sales, making beeswax wraps... Continue reading

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    Hydroponics in the Fowler Culinary Foods Kitchen

    5 months ago
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    Zero Gravity Seed Tomatoes

    5 months ago
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    Just a few days left to apply!

    almost 2 years ago

    There are just a few days left to apply for the 2018-2019 Climate and Environment Student Action Challenge! 

    We want to help make your students' ideas a reality by providing you with the funding you need. 

    Apply at http://bit.ly/AEPStudentActionChallenge by October 31, 2018 to be awarded up to $1,000. 

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    RiverXchange

    almost 2 years ago

    Connect your grade 4-6 class with another class in New Mexico though RiverXchange

    RiverXchange is a FREE, year-long water resources and writing program that integrates science, social studies, and 21st-Century skills through online blogging partnerships with 5th grade classrooms in New Mexico. All lessons in our optional curriculum are correlated to U.S. Common Core Standards and support Next Generation Science Standards!

    Our goal is to support educators and give students an opportunity to develop stewardship for their environments as they learn and share across borders with other classrooms.

    We are looking for more partners (4th-6th grade) this year who want... Continue reading

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    Tundra Connections

    almost 2 years ago

    Do you want to take your students to the Arctic, but would rather not leave the classroom? Then check out Tundra Connections! 

    "Every fall, we stream live webcasts from the tundra during the annual polar bear migration in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada—the polar bear capital of the world!

    Join us to meet and talk with world-renowned scientists and educators, even as Arctic winds shake the Tundra Buggies and polar bears prowl outside. To take part, look through the schedule to find webcasts that interest you, register, and WATCH HERE at the dates and times shown. (Also check out the schedule... Continue reading

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    Roof Runoff Flower Beds Update

    about 2 years ago

    As part of our action challenge, we hoped to use the flower boxes as an opportunity to fundraise additional funds to further benefit the sustainability of our project. During the March parent teacher interviews, some of our natural resources students set up a booth, with two model boxes (one large, and one small) to sell to the families of Arbour Lake School. We also offered two different types of materials - spruce and cedar - for them to be built out of. In the end we ended up selling two large boxes and nine small ones! This allowed us to... Continue reading

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    Student Action Challenge – One School’s Growing Success

    over 2 years ago

    A blog post about the Climate Literacy through Meatless Monday project has been posted on the Alberta Environment and Parks website. Check it out here!

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    Highwood School has Launched its School-Wide Composting Program!

    by VickyLaw , over 2 years ago

    Highwood School has just launched its school-wide composting program. The Eco Club students presented how to use the compost bins properly to all classrooms, to help inform all staff and students. The Eco Club gave each class a compost bin; students are putting organics, such as their fruit peels and paper towels, into the bins. We have also placed a large-sized compost bin in the lunchroom to collect food waste during the lunch hour. During the first week of implementation, we have already reduced the waste at our school by HALF! We look forward to continuing to monitor and refine... Continue reading