NAVIGATE YOUTH WATER EDUCATION PROJECTCategory: 2015, Community Grant, Completed, Grant, Water
Inside Education will present their 6th annual nationally-recognized youth learning summit in 2016 providing Alberta high school student leaders opportunities to learn with and from Alberta’s environmental experts.
The aim of Navigate 2016 will be to increase and improve the water literacy of high school students and teachers and to motivate them to act at a local, community and watershed level. After engaging with Alberta’s water leaders from the not-for-profit sector, industry, government, and academia, each school will develop its own action plan based on the needs of their community. Inside Education, alongside our partners and supporters will assist with the development and implementation of the community plans. The creativity and successful implementation of these projects is equally important as providing the learning and leadership experience to Alberta’s next generation of stewards.
Inside Education knows from experience (including the 2012 Alberta Ecotrust-supported Navigate Summit) that the students attending the program are leaders in their school and that their experiences will be life changing, motivating and will make an immeasurable difference. “Once-in-a-lifetime” is an expression probably used too often – but students from as far north as Fort Chipewyan and as far south as Pincher Creek have used that very expression to describe experiences at Navigate.
Young people are not content to wait to figure out what they will ‘be when they grow up’ – they want to be agents of knowledge and change now. Navigate 2016 will provide an opportunity for leadership, stewardship and action.