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For Immediate Release

New environmental learning tool for Canadian students

November 10, 2005 (Calgary, AB) - ECO Canada is proud to announce the release of its new "Facilitator's Kit" and the launch of a new student-focused website designed to help Canadian students explore careers in the environment industry.

"The ECO Canada student website is truly one-stop shopping for students seeking a career match, current education information, occupational profiles, and a chance to meet some real people doing that job," says Cheryl Ziola, president of FORED BC, a non-profit environmental education association in British Columbia.

All services on the re-launched site are free and feature:

  • 100 environmental occupational profiles
  • 100 profiles from current environmental professionals
  • A resume-building tool
  • A career interest-matching tool
  • A national post-secondary educational program research tool

The free Facilitator's Kit, designed for educators includes:

  • A DVD, which includes a 15-minute presentation highlighting the wide range of career opportunities in the environmental sector
  • Lesson Plan Booklet with lessons, activities, and simulation exercises ideal for use in both environmental science classrooms and career studies classrooms

"The new ECO student resources open minds and doors to the many career possibilities in this growing sector of our economy," says Ziola.

For more information about ECO Canada's student website, visit www.eco.ca and sign in as a "Student." To order a copy of the Facilitator's Kit, click on "Products" at the bottom of the ECO Canada home page.

Media Inquiries
Megan Lappi
Manager, Communications
mlappi@eco.ca
(403) 233-0748

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