Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Sardis School To Go On Diet
Global TV to feature Boucher's grade3-4 elementary class
Released by Shell Canada
ver 1,200 classrooms across Canada are about to embark on the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge (CEDC), a three-month long national energy efficiency competition to help youth understand where energy comes from, how it's used and how to manage energy resources.
The competition is divided into three streams with many prizes: Classroom Challenge, where registered classes from kindergarten to grade 12 complete in 25 energy-focused, curriculum-based lesson plans, the Video Contest, where students create a video teaching other Canadians how to reduce energy footprint and new in 2014: an opportunity for students to complete a second video showing why their school deserves to win a grand prize of $10,000 to reduce the carbon footprint of their school.
"Energy literacy is becoming increasingly important for all Canadians and is now seen in curricula from coast to coast," says John Geiger, CEO of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society. "Giving students the opportunity to learn about energy conservation through a powerful, innovative educational resource, like the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge, will undoubtedly give them a deeper understanding of what they can do to save energy."
Building on the success of 2013, CEDC has partnered with Global TV to feature two Global Classrooms. This year the Global Classroom spotlight will shine on Mrs. Pezzaniti's grade 4 classroom of Fort McMurray, Alberta, and Ms. Boucher's grade 3/4 classroom of Chilliwack, B.C. "The Classroom Energy Diet Challenge provides engaging opportunities for students, empowering them to become environmentally responsible," says Ms. Boucher, "and we are happy to participate."
"Energy is vital to everything we do and make, so understanding energy is important for all of us," says Lorraine Mitchelmore, Shell Canada President and Country Chair, "and the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge provides teachers with tools to help students understand how to save energy, and why it's important."
For more information on the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge, please visit energydiet.canadiangeographic.ca.
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