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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