‘Links as Labs’ Program Demonstration At Redwoods Golf Course
The Western Canada Turfgrass Association (WCTA), in partnership with the First Green Foundation, launched the first program in Canada that brings environmental education to grade 5 and up students using golf courses as environmental learning labs. On October 2nd, Redwoods Golf Course in Langley hosted 24 middle school students for the initial First Green ‘Links As Labs’ program.
First Green is an innovative environmental education outreach program using golf courses as environmental learning labs, allowing students to perform hands-on experiments and tests, all within the focus of their school’s environmental science curriculum.
“This unique program gets kids connected with golf, not just as a sport, but also as a place where you can learn about the environment,” said Jerry Rousseau, executive director of the WCTA.
“We are working on getting superintendents at golf courses interested in this program so that we can launch it anywhere there’s a golf course.”