HALIFAX, April 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Thanks to the generous support of Lafarge Canada, Earth Rangers will be visiting schools in Halifax and surrounding area during the month of May to inspire children to help Bring Back the Wild. Lafarge Eastern Canada has pledged $25,000 to help expand the Earth Rangers School Outreach Program which features live Animal Ambassadors demonstrating their amazing natural behaviors, inspiring students to learn more about animals and their habitats.
Earth Rangers is the kids' conservation organization, dedicated to educating children and families about biodiversity and inspiring them to become directly involved in protecting animals and their habitats. "Earth Rangers is committed to sharing our conservation message with as many kids as possible and we plan to visit 550 schools across Canada during this school year," says Peter Kendall, Executive Director of Earth Rangers. "Our partnership with Lafarge Canada allows us to expand our program to Atlantic Canada, where we'll deliver our School Outreach Program to students in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick."
Presented as a full school assembly, the program focuses on natural science, Canadian biodiversity and conservation. Earth Rangers presenters, along with help from Animal Ambassadors, share the stories of four, unique Canadian species to inspire students to take action. In addition to the school presentation, students can visit EarthRangers.com, register to become Earth Rangers and start their own Bring Back the Wild campaigns.
"Lafarge is committed to building better cities and communities. Being an active partner where we live, work and raise our families is part of our values," says Scarth MacDonnell, Brookfield Plant Manager, Lafarge Eastern Canada. "The Earth Rangers School Outreach program is a great initiative that will enable students and their families to learn and understand more about our local wildlife and habitat."
Media: Earth Rangers' Wildlife Biologists and Animal Ambassadors are available for interviews and photos. If you would like to attend a school show please contact Lori Marier at [email protected]
In addition to visiting local schools with the School Assembly Program, Earth Rangers will host a Meet & Greet with some Animal Ambassadors at the Lafarge Brookfield Cement Plant Community Open House on Friday, May 10 from 4pm to 7pm at 87 Cement Plant Road. Members of the media are invited to attend this event.
About Lafarge Canada: Lafarge Canada Inc. is Canada's largest provider of solutions to the construction and development industry. With more than 6000 employees across Canada, our mission is to provide construction solutions that build better cities and communities. The cities where Canadians live, work, and raise their families along with the infrastructure that supports their communities such as roads, bridges, transportation links, water, and waste management benefit from the solutions provided by Lafarge.
Through our Sustainability Ambitions for 2020, Lafarge is committed to providing solutions using sustainable manufacturing practices and improving the environment in and around its operations. At locations across Canada, we have worked to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, restore wetlands for native plants and animals, and identify waste materials that can be recycled and used in our operations. More information is available on Lafarge Canada's website: www.lafarge-na.com
About Earth Rangers: Earth Rangers is the kids' conservation organization dedicated to educating children and families about biodiversity loss and empowering them to Bring Back the Wild™. Building on children's natural connection to wildlife, Earth Rangers' focus is to communicate to children a positive science-based message on the importance of protecting biodiversity and adopting more sustainable behaviours. Through programs including a children's website, www.earthrangers.com, a permanent studio at the Royal Ontario Museum and a School Outreach Program featuring live Animal Ambassadors, Earth Rangers is able to reach, inspire and enable millions of children each year to take action to help ensure the lasting survival of species in Canada.
SOURCE: Earth Rangers
For further information:
Media Relations, Earth Rangers
905-417-3447 ext. 2281
Lafarge Eastern Canada