NEW STRUCTURE AT THE WETLAND MAY 2017 WE ARE VERY PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE COMPLETION OF THE BUILDING OF A STUDENT LEARNING SHELTER AT OUR WETLAND CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE. WITH OUR WETLAND ABOUT 25 MINUTES AWAY FROM SCHOOL BY FOOT WE have OFTEN BEEN CHALLENGED BY INCLEMENT WEATHER IMPACTING OUR DAYS AT THE WETLAND. NOW WITH THE BUILDING OF AN 18 X 24 SHELTER WE HAVE ENOUGH ROOM TO GET OUT OF SOME OF THE ELEMENTS THAT CAN MAKE FOR A CHALLENGING DAY IN THE OUTDOORS. OUR GRADE FOUR STUDENTS WHO COME FOR INTERPRETIVE FIELD TRIPS will not HAVE TO RUN FOR THEIR BUS WHEN IT STARTS TO RAIN BUT NOW CAN REST COMFORTABLY INSIDE OUR NEW SHELTER. WE WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE THE UNBELIEVABLE COOPERATION OF ALL THE PARTNERS WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE; RIVERDALE MUNICIPALITY, JOHANN LOK, KEN TAIT, DONNA MORKEN.
Commemorative Maple planted at RWCOE June 2017 A commemorative Canada 150 maple has been planted at the Rivers Wetland Centre of Excellence. It is the product of selective plant breeding and will grow to a height of 30 feet / 14 meters with a large crown and leaves that will turn red in the Fall.
December 2016 The Rivers Wetland Centre of Excellence (RWCE) was nominated by the Little Saskatchewan River Conservation District for the Manitoba Conservation Districts Association Award for 2016. We are grateful to the LSRCD Board and MCDA for this award and recognition for all the efforts put forth by students, staff, community and partners over the past 4 years. We are looking forward to the next phases of our project. As a side note, RWCE was also presented with the Canadian Wildlife Federation Award for Youth Conservation in Ottawa in June 2016.
March 2016 Rivers Wetland Learning Centre of Excellence has been chosen by the Canadian Wildlife Federation to be this year's recipient of the "2016 Youth Conservation Award". This National award recognizes the contribution of youths or youth groups to wildlife or habitat conservation projects.
September 2015Tree Canada, together with partner CN, recognized the planting of over 92 000 White Spruce in the Millenium Park area which also contains the Rivers Wetland Learning Center of Excellence. As part of the recognition ceremony, RCI and RES students planted approximately 40 more white spruce together. Also in attendance at the event was Ducks Unlimited, Canada, who presented a plaque to RCI Principal, Mr. Mike Klassen, in recognition of the creation of the wetlands project as a Learning Center of Excellence
May 2015 STUDENTS OF THE WETLANDS MANAGEMENT COURSE AND WOODWORKING DEVELOPED AND IMPLEMENTED PLANS FOR CONSTRUCTING AND INSTALLATION OF A PATH, DUCK BOXES, DOCKS, AND A BOARD WALK.
December 2014 STUDENTS AND STAFF ENJOYED A MORNING AT THE WETLANDS. SHINNY, BOOT HOCKEY, JAMPAIL CURLING, AND A BONFIRE WERE ACTIVITIES THAT ALL PARTICIPATED IN ON A GREAT DAY TO BE OUTSIDE BEFORE HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL FOR A HOLIDAY FEAST PREPARED BY MRS. MAXWELL AND HER NUTRITION STUDENTS.
November 2014 RIVERS AND AREA AND BRANDON AND AREA FOUNDATION DONATED $11,000 IN FUNDS TO BE USED FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE RCI WETLANDS LEARNING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE. THE FUNDS WILL BE USED TO CONSTRUCT MORE INFRASTRUCTURE AT THE SITE (DOCK SECTIONS AND PART OF AN OUTDOOR CLASSROOM)