Legacy program supports community sustainability projects
Stewards of the Future provides funding and support for educators to take students on field trips, to visit local sites of interest, and to engage in stewardship and sustainability projects in their communities. Funding is provided to each class/application to help cover expenses such as bus transportation, field project materials, equipment, field guides and supplies, such as a pH meter, nets, plants, shovels and nest boxes. It can also be applied to an honorarium for an outdoor field trip leader or a program fee as well as teacher release time.
Secondary schools, youth groups, and individuals aged 14-18 can apply for funding and get resources and support for stewardship research and activities in British Columbia.
Stewards of the Future was initiated by the Honourable Judith Guichon, 29th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, and stemmed from Her Honour’s long-standing connection to the land and the importance of biodiversity. This legacy program continues to be supported by the Honourable Janet Austin, with generous support from the Government House Foundation.
More details about this and other legacy programs are available on the Lieutenant Governor’s website.