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$150 Cash Prizes for Best Lesson Plans on BC's Natural Resources

BC K-12 teachers and non-formal educators are invited to share their favourite lesson plans about our environment and its natural resources for one of three $150 cash prizes, based on contest criteria. Natural resources include: forests/forestry, fisheries, mining, energy sources, lands/farming.

Please see previously submitted lesson plans shared freely with educators, downloaded by up to 35,000 a month. Our YouTube channel also features Indigenous and non-Indigenous natural resources experts, like First Nations LNG Alliance CEO Karen Ogen-Toews,sharing advice for youth about careful stewardship of our natural resources, leadership, careers and the importance of staying in school.

Contest Entry Criteria:

  • Lesson plans must feature a natural resources topic, include the curriculum subject, grade and cross-curricular competencies, and be your own original work within the last ten years. Here's a handy lesson plan template for use.
  • Topics can be anything from climate change to agriculture, aquaculture, energy, sustainable development, Indigenous natural resource management and anything in between. As we are non-partisan, please ensure resources are appropriately balanced. All entries may be posted on our website for teacher sharing.
  • Judging panel includes a BC teacher and non-formal educator. Judging criteria is here.
  • Email PDFs to Multiple entries accepted but you can only win once.
  • Include your full name, email, cell, grade, school for credit and prize contact.
  • Contest entrants agree that their names and submissions could be published on our website, in local media and on FORED social media channels.

Entry Deadline: Feb. 10, 2021

In the late 1800s, BC’s lumber went mainly to Pacific Rim countries. On Nov. 7, 1885, the CPR railway line across Canada was completed. This allowed BC to send lumber to eastern North America.
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