February 2019 Newsletter
One Month Left to Submit Your Project!
There is one month left to submit your BC Green Games projects! Projects are due by midnight March 1.
We want to hear all the stories of environmental action happening in your schools and communities! By submitting your eco-action story, you are joining hundreds of teams from around the province as we celebrate the 11th year of BC Green Games. We are excited to see all the amazing creativity, ingenuity, and hard work that has gone into every project!
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What Should Your Project Include?
Be sure to check your project has the following before submitting:
- A team photo
- A project description explaining the cause your team has taken on, how they took action, and the final results
- Either a series of 3-10 photos OR a 3min. video
- Tag any applicable community coaches
- Optional: upload a supporting pdf document
- Ensure there are no copyright issues with pictures or music
Projects will be judged using a teacher tested marking rubric based on three qualities: Environmental Action(40%), Student Involvement(30%), and Storytelling(30%).
Call2Recycle Viewers Choice Award
Start voting as soon as you submit! This is a friendly voting competition and anyone can vote every 5minutes as soon as you submit until midnight March 15th. The top four projects with the most votes will be awarded a $500 prize for their school.
Don't Forget to Book Your Field Trip!
All teams that register and submit a project are invited to enjoy a free field trip at their nearest science centre between March 2 and the end of the school year.
Participating Science Centres:
- Science World at TELUS World of Science
- The Exploration Place
- The BIG Little Science Centre
- The Okanagan Science Centre
Not close to any of these Science Centres? Your team will automatically be entered into a draw to have our On The Road team visit your school!
Elements Film Festival Workshop at Science World
From April 8-12 Science World will be offering a free workshop for students grade 4-10.* The workshop will discuss how a well-made film can deliver a powerful message about environmental issues. Join a marine biologist and a film educator to watch and discuss student-made films. Then participate in creating a short documentary film to answer the question "How can I make a difference for the planet?"
Workshops must be booked before you arrive for your free field trip to Science World. If you have already booked email firstname.lastname@example.org to update your booking.
*Workshops for grades 4-7 will be at 11am April 8, 10, 11, &12 and at 11am on April 9 for grades 8-10.
My Climate Story
Calling all BC youth! Do you have a Climate Story to share?
My Climate Story is an online story map for youth in BC (30 years old or younger) to share their personal stories of climate change impacts and learn about youth-led climate solutions. The Fraser Basin Council Youth Program is currently seeking stories from youth on how climate change is affecting them and their communities, and examples of youth-led climate action projects and initiatives. Find out more and submit your story today at https://bit.ly/ClimateStory! Selected stories submitted by February 17 will be entered into a draw for prizes!