Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Since 2007, the annual RCE Saskatchewan Education for Sustainable Development Recognition Event has honoured local individuals, groups and organizations that have made innovative achievements in education that builds capacity for sustainable development in Saskatchewan and that now help contribute to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (2015-2030).
2019 Recognition Event
The event is held in a different community each year to bring a spotlight to local projects in regions across the province. We are pleased to announce that this year’s event will take place on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at the Hannin Creek Education and Applied Research Centre on the shores of Candle Lake. The Centre is a partnership of Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation. It is the only boreal forest field station in Saskatchewan.
Our community host this year is Saskatchewan Polytechnic which offers such diverse programs related to sustainability as forestry, fisheries, wildlife, conservation law, and environmental, civil and water resources engineering technology.
The Application Package will be posted on this website in early January, 2019. Closing date for applications will be March 31, 2019.
In addition to the awards that recognize innovative achievement in education for sustainability, all applications are considered for the Lyle Benko Future Generations Award. This award recognizes a project led by a K-12 teacher/educator/student (or group of K-12 teachers/educators/students) for their outstanding contributions to Education for Sustainable Development in Saskatchewan.
This award was created by RCE Saskatchewan in grateful recognition of Lyle Benko, who passed away in February of 2016. Lyle was a founding co-coordinator of the RCE and was an inspiration to so many in the area of education. He was extremely passionate about leaving future generations a more sustainable future. A fitting tribute first played at the 2016 event can be viewed from our organization web-site at www.saskrce.ca.