Falls Brook Centre is excited to be launching the Eco Citizens Club (ECC) program for the 2016-2017 school year! An ECC is a student-led initiative that meets on a weekly basis to explore different concepts, activities and projects related to climate change, renewable energy, biodiversity, local foods, and community outreach. Students involved in their school’s ECC receive activities and lesson plans from Falls Brook Centre as a guide, but students are encouraged to explore projects that are of interest to them.
On October 20, we hosted our ECC Fall Festival – attended by over 70 students from Andover Elementary, Nackawic Elementary School, John Caldwell School, and the Knowlesville Art & Nature School – to introduce the program and kick off the projects! We now have over 80 students participating in weekly clubs at their home schools, including Perth Andover Middle School, Andover Elementary School, Florenceville Elementary School, and John Caldwell School. Some of the clubs are led by high school Leadership students, who are volunteering their time to help our excited students develop their environmental stewardship projects.
In March, we’ll be re-convening with our ECC students for a Winter Showcase, where students will share their projects with each other. They will vote and give feedback on each of their peers’ projects, with the ultimate goal of distributing the five Eco Stars (Biodiversity, Renewable Energy, Local Food, Community, and/or Leadership) to deserving Eco Clubs. The stars represent proof of an ECC’s sustainable activities, and can be displayed in their home school throughout the rest of the year. We partnered with the Fredericton Makerspace to make them extra-special!
Stay tuned to our social media pages for more updates about Eco Citizens Club! If you or your school would like to get involved, please do not hesitate to contact our Education Coordinator.