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Okanagan WaterWise Challenge

Okanagan Waterwise Challenge

Be a CLIMATE HERO!

The Okanagan needs YOU…

 

Climate change is affecting the Okanagan in various ways – from flooding, to repeated droughts, to fires. But we have solutions! It is time to put those solutions into action for a secure water future! We all have a voice and the power to make a positive impact! JOIN US!

As part of Canada Water Week, Okanagan WaterWise invites school classes and individuals throughout the Okanagan, from Kindergarten to Grade 12, to be Climate Heroes and encourage others to get involved!

Poster (Click to download PDF)ALL participants receive a prize, AND are entered to win a Grand Prize!

Contest begins:         
March 17, 2019 as part of Canada Water Week (March 17-23).

Entry deadline:           
April 30, 2019

Winners announced:           
May 10, 2019, during BC Water Week (May 5-11, 2019)

CATEGORIES:

1. Classroom: Kindergarten to Grade 6
2. Classroom: Grades 7 – 12
3. Individual: 5 - 11 years old
4. Individual: 12-17 years old

 

Classroom Entries:

 

*For teachers: find Contest Objectives and Background Information on climate change here

Step 1. Choose and complete one of the following activities:

 

Step 2. After completing the activity share what you’ve learned and send it to us in multi-media format
(Entries must be a combination of at least two of the following: video, audio, animation, images, or text. Entries could be a video, a song, poster, or a photo essay… Let your imagination go!)

Kindergarten to Grade 6:
What would a Climate Hero do to protect our water in the Okanagan? What does a Climate Hero look like and what are her/his characteristics and skills? How are you a Climate Hero?

Example:

  • Present your poster and show examples of being a Climate Hero
  • Clean up garbage from a beach, a creek, or a wetland

Grade 7 to 12:
As youth, you have the power to be leaders in your community, find your passion and your power. As Climate Heroes, what are you doing do to protect our waters as we face the challenges of climate change? How can others join you?

Example :

  • Clean up garbage from a beach, a creek, or a wetland
  • Plant an indigenous or WaterWise tree
  • Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper

Individual Entries:

 

In multimedia format, share with us:

Ages 5-11:
What would a Climate Hero do to protect our water in the Okanagan? What does a Climate Hero look like and what are her/his characteristics and skills? How are you a Climate Hero? Show us!

Ages 12-18:
As a Climate Hero, what are you doing to protect our waters as we face the challenges of climate change? Show us and share ideas on how others can help.

Hint: Check out this teacher-student background information on climate change for ideas to be a Climate Hero. Also check out the Okanagan WaterWise website to learn more about Okanagan water and more project ideas! While there, find our “Climate Change & Water in the Okanagan” infographic.

 

CONTEST RULES: *Please read carefully!

 

1. Entries may be classroom or individual submissions.

2. Class submissions must show team-work.

3. The contest is open to classes and individuals in the North Okanagan, Central Okanagan and South Okanagan.

4. Entries must be multimedia and a combination of at least two of the following: video, audio, animation, images, or text. Entries could be a video, a song, poster, or a photo essay… Let your imagination go!

5. Video and audio entries must be limited to 2 minutes.

6. Entries should reference “Okanagan WaterWise”, or “OkWaterWise”, or being “WaterWise”.

7. Entries should incorporate information about Okanagan water issues.  Information can be found on the Okanagan WaterWisewebsite.

8. Entries should be:

  • Unique
  • Inspiring
  • Engaging, simple and easy for others to do too!

9. Contestants can submit their entry to the Okanagan Basin Water Board office at 1450 KLO Rd., Kelowna, B.C., V1W 3Z4, or by e-mail to [email protected].  Large files can be submitted to a file-sharing website. Contact 250-469-6271 for details.

10. Submissions must include contact information.  Please include:

  • the contact name of an adult (teacher, principal, parent, guardian or similar),
  • phone number,
  • e-mail address,
  • name of school  AND the grade represented (if it’s a class entry),
  • the name AND age of the individual (if it’s an individual submission).

11. All entries become the property of the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) and Okanagan WaterWise.   By submitting an entry in the contest, the contestant agrees that OBWB has the right to use the submission for promotional purposes including publication and exhibition on the Internet and for presentations.

 

GRAND PRIZES:

 

Classroom:  Kindergarten – Grade 6*
Pizza for the classroom, plus pool passes to your local pool, and your winning entry featured on the Okanagan WaterWise website!  

*OPTION for winning class: a 2-hour boat charter on Okanagan Lake for an on-the-water classroom experience, instead of pizza and pool passes.  Includes a private class lesson on Okanagan water! 

Classroom:  Grade 7 – 12*
Pizza for the classroom, plus pool passes to your local pool, and your winning entry featured on the Okanagan WaterWise website!

*OPTION for winning class: a 2-hour boat charter on Okanagan Lake for an on-the-water classroom experience, instead of pizza and pool passes.  Includes a private class lesson on Okanagan water! 

Individual:    5 – 11 years old
Pizza and pool passes for you and four friends to your local pool, and your winning entry featured on the Okanagan WaterWise website!

Individual:    12 – 17 years old
Pizza and pool passes for you and four friends to your local pool, and your winning entry featured on the Okanagan WaterWise website!

 


Special thanks to our 2019 challenge partners:

City of Vernon
Kelowna Cruises

 

Okanagan WaterWise Challenge Archives:
Check out these fabulous entries from previous years:

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