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Boreal Education Strategy

Impacts Entire Province

RADF Investment: $260,000

Other Investment: $175,000

Total Investment: $435,000

Project Period: April 2008–December 2010

Education Education

T: 780.421.1497

Project Description

For the first time, this pilot project provides environment and natural resource education programs to Grade 4-12 students in northern Alberta. Society teachers travel the northern third of the province teaching the relationship between environmental responsibility and economic development. The Boreal Education Strategy consists of classroom presentations, interactive field tours, classroom resources, and professional development workshops for teachers.

Expected Outcomes and Benefits

All projects go through a selection process to ensure they will improve the quality of life for Albertans. This project meets this objective through the following outcomes and benefits:

  • Boreal Education teachers have been to schools in 37 different rural communities
  • Increase in demand for this program from teachers in remote communities
  • Increase environmental and natural resource knowledge and learning tools for students in the boreal region 
  • Improve ability amongst teachers to teach curriculum material regarding the environment and natural resources in a more meaningful way
  • Create semi-permanent field sites to help students learn about the natural environment
  • Give students insight into forestry, environmental management, and other related career fields