Voting for this project takes place daily

Winlaw nature program in online contest

Voting for this project takes place daily, starting Monday at


Winlaw school is once again in the voting pool for funding the Growing Nature Stewards Program and appreciates your voting support. Voting begins on Monday.

Growing Nature Stewards is an aspect of the Winlaw Indigenous Leadership Development (WILD) initiative at Winlaw school.

This program facilitates environmental education to create experiential learning and stewardship by accessing local resources, developing sustainable education tools and studying diverse habitats.

Primary learning takes place in the outdoor classroom and permaculture gardens at Winlaw Elementary School, with enhanced learning through accessing diverse local habitats. The outdoor experiential learning program provides students with opportunities to create solutions for local environmental enhancements, such as a bee conservation garden, permaculture and soil studies, riparian repair project and a native forest food garden.

The vision is to also have an open structure with interactive learning tools to facilitate group work, presentations and nature studies. Teachers would receive professional development and have access to field study supplies to take on nature study outings. Field trips to other habitats provide learning experiences for students to compare and appreciate diverse natural environments, with an emphasis on conservation to foster stewardship.

Voting for this project takes place daily, starting Monday at Your votes will help grow a generation of nature’s stewards.

Each year, the CST Foundation challenges communities and organizations across the country to create new and innovative ideas that support the growth and development of children. The grand prize is $50,000, while there are two prizes of $25,000, and 12 of $10,000.

Just Posted

Feds, B.C. to expand Darkwoods Conservation area

New funding allows the national land trust to add some 7,900 hectares to the Darkwoods Conservation Area

Good fencing makes good neighbours— especially when your neighbours are bears

Workshop in Pass Creek this weekend to promote benefits of proper protection for livestock

Laird Creek residents still hoping for independent report on logging road

Logging company wants to reopen road that residents believe caused slide in 2011

Kootenay region posts 10-per-cent return rate on electoral reform ballots

As of Nov. 13, only 5.3 per cent of ballots had been returned province-wide

Protesters confront Environment Minister in B.C.

Protesters wanting more for killer whales confront Catherine McKenna

Humans reshaping evolutionary history of species around the globe: paper

University of British Columbia researcher had the paper published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society

Toronto ‘carding’ activist Desmond Cole stopped by police in Vancouver

Cole says his experience reveals what daily life is like for black and Indigenous residents

Commercial trucks banned from left lane of Coquihalla

B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation has introduced a new program that hopes to prevent accidents and closures on the Coquihalla Highway.

B.C. on track to record same number of overdose deaths as last year

128 people died of overdoses in September, bringing the total to more than 1,100 so far in 2018

B.C. firefighters rescue horse stuck in mud

‘It happens more often than you’d think,’ says deputy chief

Canadians more prepared for weather disaster than financial one: poll

RBC recommends people check their bank app as often as the weather app

B.C. dog owner sues after pet killed in beaver trap

A Kamloops man is suing the operator of a trapline north of the city after his dog died

Most Read