Nature Canada and the My Parks Pass team have extended the deadline to enter “Canada’s Coolest School Trip” contest to January 31, 2012.
The contest challenges Grade 8 students to make a short video that re-creates a significant moment from a Canadian National Park, National Historic Site or National Marine Conservation Area. What’s up for grabs? A four day trip to Banff where the winning class will enjoy a Columbia Icefield adventure, a trip on the Banff Gondola and Banff Lake Cruise!
We’ve received lots of great entries so far, including videos about the Charlottetown Conference of 1864, the Klondike Gold Rush in Dawson City and the creation of Torngat Mountains National Park.
Now Grade 8 classes have an extra three weeks to enter. If you want to get started on making a video with your class, check out the My Parks Pass website for lesson plans, suggested video topics and even a peek at how Nature Canada’s staff created their own video.
Starting February 1st, we’ll be calling on the public to vote for their favorite videos for a chance to send one lucky class on Canada’s Coolest School Trip. Stay tuned!