Dave's Conservation Challenge

February 8 - March 12, 2021

Classrooms across the province competed for fun prizes and tested their energy IQ with a weekly video quiz.

BC Hydro's Dave in bucket truck

Thanks for taking part in our 2nd annual Boost your Power Smarts competition. Over 100 classrooms across B.C. took part in this video quiz challenge as a fun and exciting way to inspire energy education. 

Your teams did a great job and deserve a pat on the back. Congrats to all the lucky prize winners:

Week 1

  • Fuzzy Moto, Lakeview Elementary, Quesnel
  • Beanos, Halfmoon Bay Elementary, Halfmoon Bay
  • Eco Awesome, Lord Nelson Elementary, Vancouver

Week 2

  • Squidlee, Bert Ambrose Elementary, Fort St. John
  • Gibner 708, Vedder Middle School, Chilliwack
  • #3 Classy bumpers, Meadowbrook Elementary, Coquitlam

Week 3

  • SemiDiv1, Semiahmoo Trail Elementary, Surrey
  • BCA Rams, Bibleway Christian Academy, Surrey
  • Unicorn of the Sea, Taylor Park Elementary, Burnaby

Week 4

  • Old Yale Road Lightsavers, Old Yale Road Elementary, Surrey
  • Save the Sea, Neilson Grove Elementary, Delta
  • And I Oop Octobes, Maple Grove Elementary, Vancouver

Grand prize

  • Pop Quiz Panthers, Ecole Poirier Elementary, Sooke

Keep the excitement going by checking out other activities and lessons, and special events we've planned for this school year.

Reactions from our community

Teachers are talking about Power Smart for Schools

On Dave's Conservation Challenge:

"The Water Week activities were appropriate for all of the grades I was teaching. I teach Home Economics, so while the activities were geared more for the Science curriculum, I found that they were great for all types of classes. We had very good discussions around how we use water and why it should be conserved even though we have plenty of water available to us here in Canada. My colleagues and I felt that it was an important subject to discuss in our Foods classes as water impacts our daily lives in more ways than the students realize."


About Dave's Conservation Challenge

This past October, we challenged grade 4 to 7 classrooms across the province to test their power smarts with a weekly electricity-themed video quiz.

For completing the quiz, teams were entered into weekly draws for a chance to win education resources and games. The teams with the highest overall score at the end of October were entered into a grand prize draw for a school visit from BC Hydro and Science World.

Conservation isn't a one time thing

Check out our resources to help you be conservation-minded all year, every year.


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