What's New


Take a Stand 4 Conservation - Celebration

Our first gala ceremony was held in the SFU Segal building on November 30, 2015. Since then we have held annual award ceremonies, for which students and their families and teachers attended along with Community Organization Leaders. Awesome prizes were awarded to the winning school students that entered our video contest (2015-2017) or our Community Innovation Challenge contest (2016-present). Check out our gallery of photos and the information under the Contest section of the website.

Recognition and Funding

Take a Stand 4 Conservation - Recognition

An NSERC PromoScience grant is providing the basis for our new educational resources (including virtual reality films) and other new initiatives. A recent grant awarded by the Whistler- Blackcomb Foundation provides essential equipment (VR viewers) to show our new content – VR films – at schools within the Sea-to-Sky Communities. Our success has been recognized as FINALIST for the 2019 Cmolik Prize for the enhancement of K-12 public education in B.C.

Photo Credit: Dale Northey, SFU Photographer

Community Innovation

Our Community Innovation Challenge contest that asks students for an idea or innovative action project to educate the public, advocate wildlife protection, lessen climate change, or reduce waste. This contest now incorporates our previous video contest. More details can be found under the Contest section of the website and from there you will be able to download the Community Innovation contest resource booklet, and make use of Video Resources.

New Resource on Wild Salmon Conservation – A Contest Priority

Over the next few years a priority concern for our Community Innovation Challenge contest is the conservation of wild salmon and wild salmon habitat. To aid in the understanding of the complex issues surrounding this and to spark ideas to target the issues for contest entries, make sure to download our Wild Salmon Youth Action Kit.

New Educational Content

Our crew has returned to the Great Bear Rainforest and to the Clayoquot region to generate new educational contest for the Take a Stand program – 360-degree virtual reality (VR) videos centred on wildlife/ecological themes. These new resources will soon be available on the Google Expedition Education Platform. Stay tuned and learn more about this endeavour here.