Educating Niagara Youth as Active Citizen Scientists Through Watershed Education Program

Posted on 03. May, 2016 by in GM Canada

Educating Niagara Youth as Active Citizen Scientists Through Watershed Education Program






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St. Catharines, Ontario, Apr 7th, 2016 – General Motors St. Catharines hosted a second annual Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (GM GREEN) eventuality with 25 District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) Academy class 8 students in attendance. The GM GREEN module is focused on educating immature people about tellurian impacts on a internal watersheds, providing a collection to consider and afterwards take community-driven movement towards environmental challenges. GM GREEN Environmental Educators consisted of volunteers including staff and students from Niagara College (NC), a McMaster University PhD student, and a series of GM employees. The eventuality took place during a Virgil Dams Conservation Area in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, a distinguished tillage village in a Four Mile Creek Floodplain and Virgil Reservoir. 

“We are anxious to continue a partnership with General Motors, Earth Force and a District School Board of Niagara on this initiative,” pronounced Alan Unwin, Associate Dean of a School of Environment and Horticultural Studies, and co-chair of Niagara College’s Sustainability Committee. “This is a good event for a students to take a skills and believe they’ve gained in a classroom and request them right here in a community.”

For a second year in a row, a NC GM GREEN Planning Committee, stoical of employees from a Office of Sustainability, School of Environmental and Horticultural Studies, and students study in several programs within a School of Environmental and Horticultural Studies, helped promote a module as GM’s internal village partner. GM Mentors enclosed Pete Birrell, Jackie Cartier, Gavin Coman, Louise Gollar, Heidi Levitzky, Sylvia Santoro, Connie Scoggins, and McMaster University PhD tyro study reclaimed wetlands in Northern Alberta, Kelly Biagi.

“GM GREEN nurtures collaborative environmental stewardship and exemplifies a best in Science, Technology, Education, Math (STEM) preparation and a joining to offer and urge a Niagara Region,” pronounced Doug Yates, Environment and Energy Director of General Motors of Canada Company. “Access to purify H2O is essential to all communities, and this module encourages students to be leaders in advancing H2O peculiarity and conservation.”

Earth Force is a non-profit preparation classification who grown a GM GREEN module and also provides training resources and coordination to a networks of partners in 40 communities opposite North America in that GM operates. GM GREEN intent over 17,000 immature people via a U.S. and Canada final year, a 26th anniversary of a program. It is a longest-running charge preparation module by any automaker.

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To learn about GM’s environmental commitment, revisit its sustainability report and for a latest GM Environmental Posts.  

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Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, General Motors of Canada Company employs some-more than 9,000 people opposite a nation and is a famous personality in immature manufacturing.  GM Canada markets a full operation of fuel-efficient Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles and associated services by Canada’s largest automotive play network. More information per GM Canada models can be found during, or by following @GMCanada on Twitter.

Earth Force is a inhabitant 501(c)3 classification with domicile in Denver, Colorado. Its goal is to rivet immature people as active adults who urge a sourroundings and their communities now and in a future. Through Earth Force and a network of partners, immature people get hands-on, real-world opportunities to use county skills, acquire a low bargain of a environment, and rise a skills and proclivity to turn lifelong leaders in addressing village issues. Visit or follow @earthforce on Twitter to learn more.

Niagara College offers some-more than 100 diploma, bachelor grade and modernized turn programs during campuses in Welland, Niagara-on-the-Lake, and Niagara Falls; as good as some-more than 600 credit, vocational and ubiquitous seductiveness Continuing Education courses. Through a School of Environment and Horticulture Studies, Niagara College offers a diploma module in Environmental Technician (Field and Laboratory) and connoisseur programs in Ecosystem Restoration and Environmental Management and Assessment.  Learn some-more during


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