‘Conservation Kids’ Goes On the Road

Community Involvement, Energy Conservation

Jun 19, 2012  Comment

Yukon Energy Corporation and the Yukon Conservation Society (YCS) have partnered with Environment Yukon’s Conservation Action Team to expand a children’s program into the territory’s rural communities.

Last year, Yukon Energy and YCS piloted a program in Whitehorse that taught pre-schoolers about the safe and wise use of electricity. This was done through an afternoon of music and dance, storytelling, hands-on science and crafts.

Now the program is being expanded to the communities, and has been re-worked to encompass a larger age group. Two crew leaders from the Conservation Action Team have been trained to deliver the program to children and young teenagers. The Conservation Kids Ed-ventures program will be offered in the following communities this summer:

Watson Lake: Tuesday, June 19 in the Secondary School field ~ 10 a.m. for ages 7 to 10, and 1 p.m. for ages 11 to 13.
Ross River: Wednesday, June 20 in the parking lot of the school ~ 1 p.m. for elementary school children of all ages.

Faro: Thursday, June 20 in the parking lot of the recreation centre ~ 11 a.m. for pre-schoolers and kindergarten students, 1 p.m. for students in grades 1 to 3, and 2:30 p.m. for children in grades 4 and up.

There is no cost for the workshops and no need to pre-register; you can just show up at the appointed time.

Photo: from last year's Conservation Kids camp in Whitehorse. Photo credit: www.archbould.com.



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