AEMERA is trying to get students at two schools in the RMWB excited about water.
Both Westwood Community High in Fort McMurray and the Athabasca-Delta Community School in Fort Chipewyan are being sponsored to participate in the “Navigate” summit next week in Canmore that will teach them about water-monitoring initiatives in the province.
AEMERA Director of Community Relations Krista Tremblett says the program will help demonstrate to children the importance of monitoring water quality.
“And if we can start helping students in school understand the role of environmental monitoring in the broader context of how we manage our natural resources, I think that’s a really important thing to do.
Tremblett says the program can help teens and other Albertans understand why AEMERA exists.
“The more, generally, we can help out Albertans understand the role that environmental data and information plays in how we make decisions and what informs decisions, I think that just makes for a more informed public,” says Tremblatt.
She adds that it’s extremely important for schools in the oilsands region to be involved, and for the students to know that careers are possible in the environmental monitoring sector.