Discovery Centre's Water and Our World educational outreach program, made possible through the RBC Blue Water Project, was recognized nationally with a 2011 CASCADE Award for Best Outreach Program by the Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC).
"This program, and the award, would not have been possible without the significant support from RBC and the RBC Blue Water Project," said Dov Bercovici, President and CEO of the Discovery Centre. "As a result of their outstanding support, we have now educated 2,700 junior high students across Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador about water conservation and procurement, ensuring our next generation of water stewards," added Bercovici.
Water and Our World provided junior high students in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador with a solid introduction to water conservation and water procurement locally and globally. The hour-long workshop consisted of four hands-on activities based on curriculum outcomes for grades seven through nine. In total, 85 workshops were delivered during the school year to 25 junior high schools.
"RBC and the RBC Blue Water Foundation are thrilled with this national recognition," said Lori Smith, Manager of Public Affairs, Atlantic. "Educating our youth about the challenges we face with our local and national water supply was the goal of this program, and to see its successful implementation and corresponding recognition is extremely rewarding."
Discovery Centre, a non-profit charitable organization, is celebrating 25 years of stimulating interest, enjoyment and understanding of science and technology through innovative, exciting, hands-on experiences for visitors. For more information, visit www.thediscoverycentre.ca .