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BCTF Documentary Winners: Why I Love the Kootenays!

BCTF Documentary Winners: Why I Love the Kootenays!

These great videos were screened at the Environmental Justice Conference in Nelson on April 28/29.

1st Place: Why I Love the Kootenays by Morghan Watson
Very unique with the use of stop motion animation. Super awesome sketches and a nice count down from 3-2-1. She acknowledges how lucky we are to be in this area and to have these wonderfully clean resources. Great link beyond herself and into future generations!!


2nd Place: Loving the Kootenays: Shedding the Light by Kazia Drake
An extremely powerful soundtrack brings us perfectly into an unique and unexpected topic: Light Pollution. A sweet narration with soft video and great images used. A good explanation with suggestions on how we can act to help reduce the problem.


3rd Place: Love the Kootenies by Kalum Lauritzen
Lego model of boats in clean water with hydroelectric power…and super odd narrative voices. Unique and interesting movement of the boat with a message that is loud and clear for the audience. Makes us appreciate what we have and also reinforces the importance of choosing the appropriate method of energy generation.

A Spring Gathering: Project WILD at Camp Stone in Kimbo on May 26

A Spring Gathering: Project WILD at Camp Stone in Kimbo on May 26

Click here for more information and to register.

Spring Gathering

Announcing the launch of the Kootenay Camas Project

Announcing the launch of the Kootenay Camas Project

The West Kootenay Native Plant Study group is proud to announce the launch of the Kootenay Camas Project!


The Kootenay Camas Project is focused on finding camas in the West Kootenays. Camas has an interesting distribution along the Columbia Basin and Pacific coastal areas, with the West Kootenay populations being the most eastern occurrences in BC. Locally, but sporadically, abundant the true extent of camas here is currently not known. We will be working to rectify this.

Why are we interested in camas? Camas is in decline due to habitat destruction and lack of stewardship. The low elevation ecosystems where camas is found are the most heavily impacted by development and are home to other rare species.

Camas was cultivated in meadows by First Nations and the root was a dietary staple that was traded far and wide.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 19, 2012, 12 - 3 pm
3rd Annual Castlegar Garden & Nature Fest
Millennium Walkway/ Twin Rivers Park, Castlegar, BC
Contact/info: Heather at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 250-399-4439
We will have a Kootenay Camas Project display and will show camas in Twin Rivers Park.

Sunday, May 20, 2012
West Kootenay Naturalists host a camas hike led by Valerie Huff.
Contact/info: West Kootenay Naturalists

More information on the Kootenay Camas Project: http://growwild.kics.bc.ca/index.html

Webinar Series: Learn About the National Project for Excellence in EE

Webinar Series: Learn About the National Project for Excellence in EE

Webinar Schedule and Registration Information

April 24th (4:00pm Eastern Time): Excellence in EE: Guidelines for Learning (K-12)
This webinar will guide you through Excellence in EE: Guidelines for Learning (K-12) and how you can use it as a framework for environmental literacy (K-12).  Examples of how the K-12 guidelines are being used in curriculum development will be provided along with a discussion of how the guidelines align with the Common Core Standards. To register: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/K-12guidelines

May 1st (1:00pm Eastern Time) : Guidelines for the Preparation and Professional Development of Environmental Educators
This webinar will focus on Guidelines for the Preparation and Professional Development of Environmental Educators and how they are being used in certification programs, professional development programs, environmental education research, and teacher education programs. To register: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/prepprof

May 8th (4:00pm Eastern Time): Nonformal Environmental Education Programs: Guidelines for Excellence
This webinar, focusing on Nonformal Environmental Education Programs: Guidelines for Excellence, will walk you through examples of how you can use these key characteristics of quality environmental education program development and implementation. To register: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/nonformal

June 26th (4:00pm Eastern Time): Early Childhood EE Programs: Guidelines for Excellence
This webinar focuses on our newest set of guidelines - Early Childhood Environmental Education Programs: Guidelines for Excellence. We will discuss how the guidelines are being used in early childhood environmental education program design and implementation and introduce you to a companion document, Early Childhood Environmental Education Rating Scale. To register: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ecee

Did you miss one of our earlier webinars? Access a recording at: eelinked.net/n/guidelines

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CBEEN signs Memorandum of Understanding with Parks Canada

CBEEN signs Memorandum of Understanding with Parks Canada

Parks Canada and the Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network have recently signed off on an Memorandum of Understanding to work in partnership on environmental education in the Columbia Basin.

Yoho, Kootenay, Mt. Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks have all signed the agreement with CBEEN, recognizing the need to work together to create the next generation of stewards.


MOU
In the photo: Duncan Whittick, CBEEN Executive Director and Deb Griffith of Parks Canada (and a CBEEN Director)

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