Wednesday Feb 15th 3:30- 5:00
Whitehorse Public Library
Who was here?
Bob Van Dijken
Previous events organized by EEAY
Morris presented a proposal to create 2 day workshop
Purpose of event: Why would people come?
Wednesday April 5 2017, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Location: High Country Inn – Wine room: between The Deck (outdoor space) and the restaurant (beside the lobby)
What’s new and happening around Canada/ Yukon?!
Canadian College and University Education Network Conference
Bioblitz (Kluane) http://bioblitzcanada.ca/events_calendar.aspx
Music Yukon & Parks Canada
S.S. Klondike (Parks Canada) & Adaka (First Nation Aboriginal Tourism Association)
C3 – Coast to Coast to Coast
Rivers to Ridge update
Should we change banks? Change to no fees?
Get the word out to Yukon College! YWNTP about the meetings
We had over a dozen people show up for our sharing meeting a couple of weeks ago, and my, was it ever fun and productive! During introductions folks made announcements, shared resources, and identified projects and ideas for which they wanted some feedback.
What follows are some of the big ideas that emerged.
[BTW, the next EEAY event is joining in with others at the regular Green Drinks at the Dirty Northern in Whitehorse, 5pm, on March 17...St, Patrick's Day now that's green!!!]
Your comments welcome on any of these items...back to this list or to the individuals involved (links are live).
Emily Payne and Erin Nicolardi are in the planning stages for an outdoor/environmental-oriented after-school program. Some ideas/thoughts:
Environment Yukon is looking for alternatives to the bi-annual Environment Fair that is usually held in April. Ideas:
Some past and current Environmental Education Association of the Yukon projects:
We spent some time brainstorming a new wolf-oriented school activity with Joanna Jack of WildWise Yukon. Some great ideas were generated!
Other ideas shared:
Schools on Tundra is a program of Schools on Board, an ArcticNet outreach program based out of the University of Manitoba, and is hosted at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre located in Churchill, MB. This unique outreach program will take a small group of high school students and teachers from across Canada to Churchill, MB to join scientists as they conduct research on climate change in northern terrestrial environments. Students and teachers will work with and learn from scientists through lectures and workshops as well as actively conducting field and lab work. Students will be exposed to a variety of research disciplines including wetland ecology, marine biology, transport systems and geology. Participants will also have the opportunity to view beluga whales in Hudson Bay and learn about history through a variety of Parks Canada programming. The remote wilderness setting, rich history of the region and northern culture create an exceptional setting for learning about Canada's magnificent Arctic!
Great opportunity to highlight incredible Canadian youth who are making a positive contribution to the environment. http://thestarfish.ca/top25
The Starfish Canada’s Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25 program recognizes and rewards young Canadian leaders creating positive environmental change in their local communities. By showcasing these individuals, we hope to inspire other Canadian youth to become leaders in their local communities.It’s our fifth year and our prizes are bigger and better than ever.
GRAND PRIZE: A trip for two to Whitehorse, Yukon!Prize includes:
TOP PRIZE - TORONTO: A guaranteed spot at M
Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25
The Starfish Canada celebrates and amplifies environmental, solutions-based stories across the nation, with a focus on youth-based initiatives.