Doing What’s Best for Kids

Green Scene


Fort McMurray Public School District is dedicated to environmental education and stewardship. 

The Green Scene

The Green Scene is a team of administrators, teachers, support staff, parents and students who support, motivate, educate and champion environmental stewardship in our schools, our district and our community. 

Our District Initiatives

  • All new schools are built to LEED Silver Certification level
  • All new schools and retrofitted schools have water bottle filling stations installed
  • District office has installed three water bottle filling stations
  • District office discourages the use of single use bottled water at meetings. 

Our Student Programs

  • EnviroMentors Grade 12 students buddied with Grade 4 students teach about community environment and beautification over 5 weeks.
  • RMWB Green Teen program - Junior and Senior High students design and implement action projects that improve the community.  
  • Destination Conservation  grades 4-12 students learn about conservation and create yearlong environmental projects for their schools.  
  • Emerald Foundation hosts Emerald Day in Fort McMurray  inspiring youth and adults with different initiatives by Alberta Emerald Award winners.  

Our Partners

We’re grateful for the support from our partners!

  • Shell Canada and ConocoPhillips for sponsoring Destination Conservation and ACEE workshops, helping both staff and students.
  • BP A+ For Energy grants
  • Communities In Bloom for support with seeds for gardens. 
  • Alberta Council for Environmental Education ACEE for support with teacher education
  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo for support with Learning Gardens
  • Inside Education for teacher and student education opportunities

Our Articles

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