“La mer et le littoral” is a three year pedagogical development project whose goal is to transmit scientific knowledge to Aboriginal youth through a participative, interactive and fun approach. These educational tools will also provide long-term support for science teachers while increasing students’ awareness of conservation efforts for coastal and marine environments.

The target audience for this project includes all 600 Innu elementary and secondary school students and teachers from the six AMIK member communities: Pessamit, Uashat mak Mani-Utenam, Ekuanitshit, Nutashkuan, Unamen Shipu and Pakua Shipu.

AMIK’s interactive workshops will follow the science and technology curriculum established by the ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec. The agency has created a partnership with Homarus Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of American lobster, to allow knowledge sharing on educational programs dealing with lobsters and their ecosystem.

Partners: PromoScience program of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management Program (AAROM), Fonds d’initiatives du Plan Nord, Politique de soutien aux projets structurants – volet rural d’Innovation et développement Manicouagan, CKAU radio, Homarus Inc. and the Comité ZIP Côte-Nord du Golfe.
Project Manager: Julie-Christine Martin

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