Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna announced $97,100 has been awarded to Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan. The money will be put towards helping kids involved in the program to learn about the environment and “foster awareness of sustainability and climate change.”
According to a news release, Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan aims to “empower 18,000 Canadians annually to gain a better understanding of the factors that contribute to climate change” and offer the tools to integrate garden-based sustainability learning into the classroom.
“We are thrilled for the opportunity to leverage the knowledge, resources, and participation of our existing Little Green Thumbs teacher network to integrate climate change and garden-based education,” says Brit MacDonald, national program director for Little Green Thumbs, Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan.
“Gardens are living laboratories, especially suited to climate change education, and powerful tools to cultivate wonder at the natural world, inspire hope through opportunities for action, and develop youths’ capacity to create change.”
The funding comes from the Climate Action Fund.