Students from Hartley Bay hit the water to learn about the environment.

Hartley Bay school wins national award

Hartley Bay School can add a new, prestigious honour to its status in the North Coast area.

Hartley Bay School can add a new, prestigious honour to its status in the North Coast area.

The 2015 Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) national charity’s LSF Jack Layton Award for Youth Action in Sustainability was awarded to Hartley Bay School for their Ecological Monitoring Project, setting out to Gitga’at territory to collect baseline data about the local environment. Led by teacher Jeremy Janz, the students interacted with elders about the historical significance of Lu lax Kyook (Malsey Bay) to the Gitga’at Nation.

“From their action project they were able to help their community understand the impact of familiarizing with one’s own territory and how this can help build a better capacity to plan for future generations,” read LSF’s website on the award.

The Toronto-based organization chose Hartley Bay School as the winner of the Jack Layton Award out of 50 successful sustainability-related action project entries and chose two runners-up – Evergreen Heights Education Centre of Elmsdale, Ontario and Vancouver’s Windermere Secondary School.

Hartley Bay School will receive $500 toward a sustainability-related action project and the school’s video entry can be viewed on LSF’s website at lsf-lst.ca.

Learning for a Sustainable Future is a national charity committed to promoting, through education, the knowledge, skills, values, perspectives and practices essential to a sustainable future, its organization states.

 

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