Canada supports climate education by New Brunswick’s Science East Science Centre

News release

April 16, 2019 – Fredericton, New Brunswick

Climate change is one of the defining environmental challenges of our time. Increasing climate education, awareness, and action through independent third parties will support Canada’s efforts to protect the environment and transition to a cleaner economy.

Today, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Matt DeCourcey, on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced funding through the Climate Action Fund to Science East Science Centre to help students, teachers, families, businesses, and communities across New Brunswick learn more about climate change.

Science East Science Centre’s project will involve creating teaching material on environmental issues related to climate change. Science East Science Centre will also be inviting organizations and companies to hold events where projects are displayed and career advice is offered, in communities across New Brunswick.

The Climate Action Fund provides up to $3 million to support projects delivered by students, youth, Indigenous Peoples and organizations, not-for-profit organizations, small and medium-sized businesses, and research and educational institutions.

Funded projects will raise awareness of climate change and clean growth and encourage others to take action in support of Canada’s climate goals.

Quotes

“I am inspired by the initiatives being brought forward by Canadians from coast to coast to coast. These projects will provide learning opportunities for Canadians across the country to fight climate change. They will also support students, teachers, and communities in New Brunswick in making a difference. Together, we’re sharing great ideas that will help raise awareness of the importance of taking action on climate change right now.”
– Matt DeCourcey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

“There are so many ways for every individual to make a difference in the challenges of climate change. It all starts with knowledge. These funds enable us to deliver bilingual, inquiry-driven educational experiences to schools and community-outreach events to underserved regions. New Brunswick youth and communities will have the chance to access the latest information on environmental issues, projects, and careers, to build their knowledge on climate change and inspire their future decisions.”
– David Desjardins, Chief Executive Officer of Science East Science Centre

Quick facts

  • Science East Science Centre will receive up to $50,000 in funding through the Climate Action Fund.

  • Science East Science Centre is an interactive museum in Fredericton, which uses innovative science exhibits to teach basic science concepts.

  • The organization works both inside and outside of the school system in New Brunswick to foster interest and an understanding of science.

  • The Climate Action Fund supports initiatives that help bring new ideas and innovations to help tackle climate change and encourage climate action. This effort supports Canada’s climate plan objectives by making investments in climate solutions.

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Contacts

Sabrina Kim
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change
819-743-7138
sabrina.kim2@canada.ca

Lieff Salonius
Director of Development and Communications
Science East Science Centre
506-457-2340 ext. 126
lieff.salonius@scienceeast.nb.ca

Media Relations
Environment and Climate Change Canada
819-938-3338 or 1-844-836-7799 (toll-free)
ec.media.ec@canada.ca

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