WHO WE ARE
Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador became the host organization for the Climate Change Education Centre (CCEC) in 2002.
SNAPSHOTS OF OUR WORK
TOGETHER WE CAN
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CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION CENTRE
CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION
Presenting to an average of 13,000 youth annually, the CCEC’s climate change classroom programming has been developed to meet a myriad of cross-curricular outcomes, at no cost to participating classes.
Offering a whole-view perspective of climate change, the CCEC’s presentations explore what it is, why it is happening, how it impacts us locally and, most importantly, it addresses solutions to tackle climate change.
With delivery of presentations in both English and French, students from Kindergarten to grade twelve across Newfoundland and Labrador are visited by our Assistant Education and Outreach Coordinators, who strive to leave the students feeling informed and empowered to help our planet.
The CCEC has published three storybooks that complement the Kindergarten to grade 6 classroom presentations; “Who’s in Charge of Climate Change,” “Together We Can,” and "The Climate Change Club Helps At Home." All three books include recurring characters that appeal to a younger audience, while relaying important themes surrounding climate change. The books have been very well received by students, and are considered to be valuable resources by the teachers of our province.
The CCEC plays an integral role in developing an environmental ethic in youth, and is committed to growing climate change literacy throughout the province. This would not be possible without the generous support of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment.
YOUTH ENGAGEMENT FUNDING INITIATIVE
WHAT IS YEFI?
The Youth Engagement Funding Initiative (YEFI) is a funding opportunity offered by the Climate Change Education Centre that supports youth-based projects relating to climate change. Providing up to $1000 in support to youth of Newfoundland and Labrador, monies may be used to enhance existing initiatives, or may be applied to the development of a new project.
Past projects have included composting programs, vegetable garden development, green awareness campaigns and the creation of environmentally themed public service announcements.
Program Guidelines and applications will be available in the fall of the year.