Native Prairie Appreciation Week

2019 Native Prairie Appreciation Week! 

Youth Native Prairie Poster Contest! 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 Native Prairie Youth Poster Contest! We had almost 400 entries! The Winners of the 2019 Youth Poster Contest are: 

Age 11 and Up: Keeley Roy, Age 12 of Harris Tessier Central School. Runner up: Tate Yanke, Age 12 of Rosthern, SK. 

Ages 7-10 Category: Kage Roy, Age 10 of Harris Tessier Central School. Runner up: Dillyn Longley, Age 10 of Ogema, SK. 
 
Age 6 and Under Category: Anselm Myers, Age 6 of Saskatoon, SK. Joel Yanke, Age 4 of Rosthern, SK. 
 
Check out the Art here: 2019 Youth Poster Contest Winners

Native Prairie Appreciation Week - Youth Poster Contest

Official Youth Poster Contest Rules

What is Native Prairie?

Resources for Educators

Prize Donors: 

Friends of Wascana Marsh, Grasslands National Park, Nature Conservancy of Canada, Nature Saskatchewan, Prairie Wind & Silver Sage, Saskatchewan Science Centre, Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, Saskatoon Nature Society, Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre

Social Media Photo Contest

Send us your best shot! And you may win a prize! 

Photos must be about native prairie. The photo with the most votes on social media will win! Categories include: Best Native Prairie Wildflower, Best Prairie People on the Landscape, Best Wildlife in Action and Best Native Prairie Landscape.

Photo Contest Details

Contest Rules

The Results Are In! We had over 60 submissions to our #19NPAWcontest this year! Thanks to everyone who participated!
 
Best Wildlife in Action: Tammy Thomas
Wildlife in Action - Runner-Up: Tammy Thomas
 
Best People on the Prairie: Celia Hammerton
People on the Prairie - Runner-Up: Adele Perret
 
Best Wildflower: Tammy Thomas
Runner-Up in the Wildflower Category: Tammy Thomas
 
Winner of the best Native Prairie Landscape: Tammy Thomas
Native Prairie Landscape Runner-Up: Tammy Thomas

Native Prairie Speaker Series Webinar

Join us for a webinar presentation about Bats and Stewardship by James Page from the Canadian Wildlife Federation. You can watch this webinar for FREE, from any location!

Presenter: Presenter: James Page, Species at Risk and Biodiversity Specialist, Canadian Wildlife Federation 
Thursday June 20th at 12:00pm MST (GMT-6)
 

2019 Native Prairie Appreciation Week is Presented By: 

Saskatchewan's 20th Native Prairie Appreciation Week is June 17-23, 2018!

Jointly proclaimed by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Environment, Native Prairie Appreciation Week (NPAW) is a weeklong celebration dedicated to raising awareness of our valuable grassland ecosystems across Saskatchewan. We are proud to be in our twentieth year of celebrations!

NPAW is celebrated across the province with a variety of events, including booths at Farmer's Markets, a social media campaign, a photo contest, a youth poster contest, and more! Stop by and visit us at:

Regina Farmer's Market - June 20
National Aboriginal Day - Regina City Square Plaza - June 21
Swift Current Market Square - June 23
Weyburn Farmers Market - June 23

Join us for "The Missouri Coteau: 10,000 Years in the Making" - the 17th Society for Range Management-Prairie Parkland Chapter Annual Tour.

June 21-22, 2018 in Beecky, SK

For more information or to register, see the poster!

You can join in the fun by getting outside and exploring native prairie! Complete as many items as you can on our 2018 checklist and mail your entry to submit for our contest by August 31, 2018!

Native Prairie Appreciation Week: Get Outside and Explore Checklist

Looking for some great info on native prairie? Check out the Native Prairie Fact Sheet for a few knowledge nuggets!

2018 Native Prairie Photo Contest

We are also having our Native Prairie Photo Contest again this year! Here is the NPAW 2018 Photo Contest Official Rules.

2018 Youth Poster Contest

We are pleased to announced the winners of the 2018 Native Prairie Youth Poster Contest.

Age 6& under: 1st: Clara Selinger, Age 4 of Regina, SK. Runner up: Trey Perrin, Age 6 of Stewart Valley, SK

Age 7-10 Category: Tess Hedin, Age 10 (at time of entry) of Gronlid, SK. Runner up: Paige de Bruyn, Age 10 of Herbert, SK. 

Age 11&Up Category: Tanisha Gardner, Age 13 of Swift Current, SK. Runner up: Jakob Domres, Age 12 of Whitewood, SK.

Winning Posters of the 2018 Native Prairie Appreciation Week - Youth Poster Contest 

SK PCAP would like to thank the following organizations for their donations:
Friends of Wascana Marsh, Grasslands National Park, Nature Conservancy of Canada, Nature Saskatchewan,Prairie Wind & Silver Sage – Friends of the Grasslands, Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre, Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, SaskOutdoors, Swift Current Ag & Ex, TREEOSIX Adventure Parks 

2018 NPAW Youth Poster Contest Information Official Youth Poster Contest Rules

Thanks to everyone who joined us to celebrate Saskatchewan's 19th Native Prairie Appreciation Week June 18-24, 2017!

Jointly proclaimed by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Environment, Native Prairie Appreciation Week (NPAW) is a weeklong celebration dedicated to raising awareness of our valuable grassland ecosystems across Saskatchewan. 

NPAW is celebrated across the province with a variety of events, including awareness booths at Farmer's Markets, a social media campaign, a photo contest, and more!
Two webinars took place during NPAW:

June 20, 2017
Piping Plover Critical Habitat at Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area

Watch a recording of this webinar now!

June 22, 2017
It's all the little things

Watch a recording of this webinar now! 

You can still join in the fun but getting outside and exploring native prairie! Complete as many items as you can on our 2017 checklist and mail your entry to submit for our contest by Setpember 3, 2017!

Get Outside and Explore Native Prairie 2017 Checklist

Looking for some great info on native prairie? Check out Native Prairie Fact Sheet - Teacher Resource for a few knowledge nuggets!

The 2017 Photo Contest saw more than 140 entries submitted! You can view the full complement of entries here and the winners HERE.

SK PCAP once again hosted their Youth Poster Contest! There were more than 220 entries in the following age categories: under age 6, ages 7-10, ages 11 & up.

Click on the link to see Finalists in the NPAW 2017 Youth Poster Contest