The Eco Citizen Club (ECC) program has been delivered many years for schools in Carleton County, New Brunswick. Therefore this year, we are delighted in continuing this program with the Environmental Trust Fund to help develop young eco-citizens who are able to think creatively about environmental challenges and solutions.
What is ECC?
It is a program consists of multi-school Fall Festival, resources for ECCs running throughout the school year, and a Winter Convention where students can show off what their ECCs have been working on! It is for supporting the school curriculum with hands-on learning.
Why create an ECC?
It gives students a unique opportunity to lead eco-minded initiatives throughout the school year. After the Fall Festival, they are provided with resources and group activities, but are also encouraged to come up with projects that they are passionate about. They will take their enviro-messages out into their communities, seeking to make an informed, positive impact on the environment.
When does ECC 2017 start?
ECC 2017 starts on 2nd week of October and will be finishing-off in March, 2017.
To mark this program, early in the school year, Falls Brook Centre will host the ECC Fall Festival. Students who sign up for their school’s ECC will come together with other schools and learn about the Eco Star Challenge. Together they will play games, get to know one another, and gain insight and inspiration on themes such as renewable energy, biodiversity, local food, community outreach and leadership. The focus is on fun, hands-on learning with a carnival flare!