Environmental Education Program

Environmental Education Program

The Municipality of North Cowichan has long recognized the importance of educating youth on environmental matters. Our Environmental Education Program was established in 2000 to encourage youth to take steps to mitigate human caused environmental impacts. Each year, an Environmental Student is hired to create and implement a 50-60 minute workshop that is presented to students in kindergarten through to grade seven. These workshops align with provincially prescribed learning outcomes and provide opportunities for students to participate in hands-on activities that complement their regular school curriculum. Past topics have included everything from water conservation and climate change to invasive species and food security. The Municipality of North Cowichan firmly believes that increasing youth awareness of environmental issues is essential to all of our futures. We hope that through our Environmental Education Program, we are helping to generate young environmental stewards within our community.

Students who participate in the Environmental Education program are eligible and encouraged to participate in the annual Friends of the Environment Contest. This contest, held each year between May and July, gives students an opportunity to practice environmental stewardship, win great prizes, and meet the mayor! Requirements for the contest change every year, giving students a chance to challenges themselves and truly showcase their understanding of the environment.

How To Get Your School Involved

The program runs from May to August, so we encourage teachers, principals and local groups who may be interested to email environment@northcowichan.ca to learn about the current topic, book a presentation or provide feedback.

More Information

If you have questions or would like more information, please email environment@northcowichan.ca.