Thursday, June 14, 2012

Encana EcoAction School inspires

As noted scholar, writer, speaker, and environmentalist David Orr has said, “When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves.”

At the Encana EcoAction School at Ralph Klein Park, students from Grades 1 to 12 take this message to heart: learning about water stewardship, conservation, and environmental issues.

“Encana EcoAction School is about environment, education, sustainability and community,” says City of Calgary Environmental and Education Initiatives Leader Kym McCulley.

“Children learn about the environment first-hand and in-depth.”

The program offers Calgary teachers the opportunity to move their classroom to Ralph Klein Park for an entire week. Students engage in inquiry-based learning: enhancing their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, while interacting with site experts to develop their subject knowledge, skills, and abilities.

EcoAction School is generously supported by the Encana Corporation

“Environment and education are key focus areas for Encana’s community involvement program,” says Patricia Etris, director of community involvement at Encana.

“By supporting environmental programs and research we support organizations that can help us do our job better.”

Learn more about the Encana EcoAction School, and other school programs offered by City of Calgary Parks on

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