The results are in! Here are the 2018 Canada’s Coolest School Trip contest winners:
Congratulations to the “Wilson Fire Crew” from the Dr. Roy Wilson Learning Centre in Medicine Hat, Alberta, on their photo essay “Wilson Learning Centre: Committed to Our Land and People” that landed them this year’s grand prize trip to Parks Canada places in Ontario!
Congratulations to the three runner-up winners:
- Marine Plastic Pollution: The Seven Squad Investigates and Acts to Preserve the Environment submitted by “The Seven Squad” from Timothy Christian School in Chilliwack, British Columbia
- Tipi Camp and Community FN Cultural Day. Can we live on the land and learn as children did in this area prior to colonization? Can we teach others? submitted by “Team Svein” from Indian Head High School in Indian Head, Saskatchewan
- Sur les traces du Juvénat Notre-Dame du Saint-Laurent submitted by the “Découvertes” group from Juvénat Notre-Dame du Saint-Laurent in Lévis, Québec
Congratulations to the six regional honourable mentions:
- A Nature Lover Is a History Keeper submitted by the “Social Studies Grade Nine” group from Diamond Jenness Secondary School in Hay River, Northwest Territories
- PGO fait la promotion de son patrimoine! submitted by the “PGO202” group from École Paul-Germain-Ostiguy in Saint-Césaire, Québec
- Florence Hallock School Environmental Education – Animal Identification and Inventory, Elk Island National Park submitted by the “OEE 1” group from Florence Hallock School in Edmonton, Alberta
- Prairie Sky School Taproots Grasslands Species at Risk Calendar submitted by the “Taproots” group from Prairie Sky School in Regina, Saskatchewan
- The Curiosities of the Halifax Citadel submitted by the “8 Immersion” group from West Pictou Consolidated in Lyons Brook, Nova Scotia
- Restoring the Reputation of Halloween Animals submitted by the “Social Studies Grade Nine” group from North Perth Westfield in Listowel, Ontario
Thank you to the grade 7, 8 and 9 classes from across Canada who entered the Canada’s Coolest School Trip contest. From reviewing each of the photo essays, one can see that a lot of hard work and effort was put in by both students and teachers. You should all be proud of the stewardship projects you’ve accomplished in your communities.