Species at Risk in the Classroom - A Guidebook for Educators and the new childrens storybook "The Lonely Frog" were premiered at the Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators conference yesterday in Whiterock. This project has been on the books for the SCCP since 2011, but only moved from concept to reality through funding from the federal Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk in early 2013. "SARitc" as the program has been nicknamed is a flagship project for the SCCP and fills a major gap in environmental education for South Coast educators. As part of an ever evolving tookit of resources for formal and informal educators, the material is transferrable across BC.
Content was developed by local teacher Olivia Carnrite (Langley School District) and beautifully illustrated by First Nations artist Carrielynn Victor (Pilalt Tribe, Cheam Village) with layout and editing by Isabelle Houde and the SCCP.
With multi-year funding secured the SCCP will be continuing to work with Oiliva and Carrielynn on additional modules and literature resources for 2014-15.