Youth involvement in Tracking Change is key to our understanding and building capacity for stewardship of the Mackenzie River Basin. Poster winners from the 2018 Youth Knowledge Fair (third semi-annual) are invited to share their ideas, network with each other, work with scientists have a bit of fun while participating in side events at the UN Climate Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland! Youth are our future leaders and their ideas matter!

Youth will present their work to policy makers and delegates, including UNESCO representatives, the UNFCCC’s Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on Climate Change, and Canada’s own climate delegates.

Tracking Change @ COP24 will bring together youth from the various jurisdictions of the Mackenzie River Basin including the Northwest Territories. The objectives are:

 

  • Create opportunities for high school youth (Grade 10-11) to connect with each other in Poland for ten days of educational activities including knowledge sharing activities, educational workshops, keynote presentations from inspirational youth and Indigenous leaders, and local field trips;
  • Support students to learn about their own histories, ecosystems and communities from elders and their communities and through their schools through submissions of poster projects;
  • Encourage the development of research and written/oral communication skills by through a poster project related to climate change the health of water, fish, fishing livelihoods and well-being of communities in the Mackenzie River Basin; and
  • Create opportunities for youth and schools to network with other youth globally on issues of climate change.

Poster winners
Community
Province
First Name
Last Name
Community
Fort McPherson
Province
NT
First Name
Richard
Last Name
Stewart
Community
Mayo
Province
YT
First Name
Gavin
Last Name
Winter-Sinnott
Community
Fort Smith
Province
NT
First Name
Ryan
Last Name
Schaefer
Community
High Level
Province
AB
First Name
Portia
Last Name
Morin
Community
Inuvik
Province
NT
First Name
Kaidynce
Last Name
Storr

Selected Posters

Richard Stewart

Gavin Winter-Sinnott

Ryan Schaefer

Portia Morin

Kaidynce Storr

Media inquiries

Project Coordinator: Carrie Karsgaard