Environmental Student Action Challenge
Science-based learning with a community focus
Students in Alberta, from grade 3 to grade 12, are invited to delve deep into real scientific issues in their communities. Through inquiry-based learning, the Environmental Student Action Challenge provides funding for students with hands-on experiences to investigate, research and develop solutions to local environmental problems.
The Government of Alberta awards up to $15,000 in funding annually to successful applicants to support their environmental action projects. Your team can receive up to $1,000 to support inquiry-based learning in your community.
- Receive up to $1,000 in funding for an inquiry-based project of your choosing
- Connect with environmental subject matter experts in your local area
- Create a capstone project highlighting a solution to an environmental challenge to share with others
Who Can Apply?
- Any team of grade 3 to grade 12 students attending school in Alberta that have a teacher supervisor and principal support may apply
Environmental Project Ideas
- Invasive species
- Water quality
- Air quality
- Wildlife conservation and monitoring
- Public awareness of environmental issues
- A topic of your choice
Applications close at 4:30 pm MST on November 15, 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.
For additional information on project funding and requirements:
Students in Action
Net Zero Tiny Home Bus Conversion
In collaboration with local experts, New Myrnam students build a net-zero tiny house out of a school bus to learn real-world skills to reduce their carbon footprint.
Reducing Our Carbon Footprint through Community Collaboration
New Myrnam School students build a new hydroponics system to grow their own produce and calculate their carbon footprint of buying food from the grocery store versus food grown through their own system.
Native Plant Garden
Archbishop Jordan Catholic High School students develop their green thumbs with a garden full of native plans – increasing the biodiversity and resilience of local ecosystems.
Beekeeping & Pollinator Garden
Collingwood students create a bee habitat by planting native flowers and shrubs in their schoolyard and building a beehive to increase biodiversity.
Updated: Feb 22, 2023