Cash up for grabs in contest

Attention North Island students who have ideas about conserving energy

Attention North Island students who have ideas about conserving energy — you are eligible to enter this contest that can win you thousands of dollars.

A pair of $1000 prizes have been added to Science World’s B.C. Green Games contest to promote energy conservation awareness in schools across B.C. Students are encouraged to document their energy conservation success stories and submit them online before March 1.

The addition of these prizes brings the total prize money to be awarded to B.C. schools to $24,000.

“I really enjoyed watching the kids feel like they had some control on what is happening to their environment,” said Jasmin Marshman, principal at James Thompson Elementary in Powell River.

“They became leaders and educators sharing statistics and suggesting lifestyle changes.”

In March the pubic will be asked to vote for their favourite submissions at bcgreengames.ca.

All submissions will be judged by a panel of scientists, environmental and science education experts.

This is the fourth year of B.C. Green Games, a province-wide competition for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12, designed to inspire action, enable sharing, and reward and celebrate the green efforts of schools in B.C.

So far this school year, more than 140 teams have registered, and the registration has been extended through to February to allow even more teams the opportunity to share their inspirational environmental action stories.

School-based energy conservation projects are supported by local and provincial mentors like BC Hydro, Destination Conservation, GreenLearning, and Science World’s Scientists and Innovators in the schools.

For more info log onto www.bcgreengames.ca

 

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