Calgary Youth Climate Leadership Conference 

November 6, 2018

Twenty-five Grade 9 students had the opportunity to represent John Ware at the inaugural Calgary Youth Climate Leadership Conference hosted by RiverWatch at the City of Calgary Water Centre. It was a unique chance for students to meet with science and engineering professionals, get career advice, learn practical science, participate in group discussions with students from all over Calgary, and become inspired to make a difference. At this all-expenses-paid conference, students heard directly from inspirational science, environment, and engineering practitioners who focus on water and rivers. This conference was endorsed by Shannon Phillips, the Minister for Alberta Environment and Parks, who stated; “I am confident that the RiverWatch Climate Leadership Youth Program will help Albertans across the province to better understand and address climate change.”

 
For more information about this unique opportunity see the RiverWatch website:https://www.riverwatch.ab.ca/youth-leadership-conference
 

 

Biogeoscience Field Trip (Grade 8) - October 24th to 26th 2018 at the University of Calgary Biogeoscience Institute at Barrier Lake

This trip was very enjoyable if you like Science. We were able to study the river to see if Bull Trout (our provincial fish) were able to live in the rivers. We took all the different tests like pH, oxygen, width of the river, speed of the water, and what bugs lived in the water for the fish to eat. We also got to look at our bugs under a microscope and see all the little details of the bugs. We played group games and did an auction where each group was a different company and had to buy land and water access that would help your company but still stay within your budget. The first time we did it, it was chaos! Everything was everywhere. But the second time it was organized and the companies collaborated and work together to still have land for the animals. We then discussed what we would do for the Indigenous population because we were on their land. We decided we would offer them jobs. Overall I really enjoyed the three days! Just don’t play camouflage in the dark… it’s dangerous!  Adrianah B. 

 

Student Showcase

Calgary Youth Climate Leadership Conference 

November 6, 2018

Twenty-five Grade 9 students had the opportunity to represent John Ware at the inaugural Calgary Youth Climate Leadership Conference hosted by RiverWatch at the City of Calgary Water Centre. It was a unique chance for students to meet with science and engineering professionals, get career advice, learn practical science, participate in group discussions with students from all over Calgary, and become inspired to make a difference. At this all-expenses-paid conference, students heard directly from inspirational science, environment, and engineering practitioners who focus on water and rivers. This conference was endorsed by Shannon Phillips, the Minister for Alberta Environment and Parks, who stated; “I am confident that the RiverWatch Climate Leadership Youth Program will help Albertans across the province to better understand and address climate change.”

 
For more information about this unique opportunity see the RiverWatch website:https://www.riverwatch.ab.ca/youth-leadership-conference
 

 

Biogeoscience Field Trip (Grade 8) - October 24th to 26th 2018 at the University of Calgary Biogeoscience Institute at Barrier Lake

This trip was very enjoyable if you like Science. We were able to study the river to see if Bull Trout (our provincial fish) were able to live in the rivers. We took all the different tests like pH, oxygen, width of the river, speed of the water, and what bugs lived in the water for the fish to eat. We also got to look at our bugs under a microscope and see all the little details of the bugs. We played group games and did an auction where each group was a different company and had to buy land and water access that would help your company but still stay within your budget. The first time we did it, it was chaos! Everything was everywhere. But the second time it was organized and the companies collaborated and work together to still have land for the animals. We then discussed what we would do for the Indigenous population because we were on their land. We decided we would offer them jobs. Overall I really enjoyed the three days! Just don’t play camouflage in the dark… it’s dangerous!  Adrianah B. 

 

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