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 help contribute to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (2015-2030). Held in a different community each year, the event shines a spotlight on projects from across the province.
2019 Event at Candle Lake
With the theme Sustainable Partnerships: Nurturing the Next Generation of Land Stewards, 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. Saskatchewan's only boreal field station, the Centre is a partnership of Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation.
The day promises to be very exciting. In addition to the recognition awards in the morning, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, our community host, is planning a very interactive and interesting afternoon featuring its campus and the applied research being done through its diverse sustainability programs just as forestry, fisheries, wildlife, conservation law, and environmental, civil and water resources engineering technology.
Join Us At This Year's Event
Please consider joining us this year at the Hannin Creek Education and Applied Research Centre. In early May the campus will be beautiful and, as always, we expect the Recognition Event to be an inspiring and hope-filled event.
Award recipients can attend the event at no cost. For others wishing participate, the cost is $25.00 to cover the cost of meals and refreshments. For anyone wishing to stay at the camp the night before the event, modest accomodations at a reasonable cost can be arranged. If you wish to make arrangements to attend, please contact the event coordinator at email@example.com.
Applications for this year's recognition event are now being accepted. Please follow the links to the Application Guide and the Application Form. Completed applications must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org before March 31, 2019.
Applications will be reviewed in early April and decisions regardiwill be shared with applicants by the third week of April.
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 K-12 project that demonstrates an outstanding contribution 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, was passionate about leaving future generations a more sustainable world and was an inspiration to many in the field of education. A tribute to Lyle Benko can be found at www.saskrce.ca.
Opportunities to sponsor this event are available. Sponsorship of this event provides organizations with an opportunity to align their sponsorship dollars with the values embedded in sustainable development. Sponsorship allows the RCE to host an inspiring, informative event that treats representatives from each project to a day of appreciation, knowledge sharing and inspiration. For details on sponsorship opportunities and benefits or to request a Sponsorship Information Package, please contact the event coordinator at email@example.com.
To date, sponsors for the 2019 Education for Sustainable Development Recognition Event are: