Registration for the BC Green Games, a new eco-action contest from Science World and the Ministry of Education, is now underway and students and teachers are urged to sign up to participate by November 30.
The contest, with $50,000 in prizes to be awarded to BC schools, celebrates and shares eco-actions from BC’s students. Projects are submitted using creative media such as videos or photo-essays.
“We’ve had a great response so far with over 100 projects currently registered,” says Pauline Finn, Vice President Community Engagement, Science World. “The project submission period isn’t until January 15-February 27 but great projects take time to develop so we want to jumpstart the planning process by encouraging people to register now.”
Once projects are submitted, they will be available for viewing online at www.bcgreengames.ca. The hope is that students and teachers will use the website as a resource tool to get ideas for things they can do in their own communities to create a greener future. Sample project ideas and valuable resources are also available on the website.
Science World is excited about inspiring students to share their eco-actions. At the same time, they hope to encourage students to pursue careers in science and technology fields that could help solve environmental and sustainability challenges.
Current registrants are from communities across BC including Fort St John, Port Hardy, Richmond, Victoria and the Kootenays.