TORONTO, April 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Thanks to the generous support of Lafarge Canada, Earth Rangers will visit schools in Atlantic Canada this Spring to inspire children to help Bring Back the Wild. Lafarge Canada's $25,000 sponsorship will help expand the Earth Rangers School Outreach Program which features live Animal Ambassadors demonstrating their amazing natural behaviours, 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 encouraging 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 over 500 schools across Canada during this school year," says Peter Kendall, Executive Director of Earth Rangers. "We're proud to be partnering with Lafarge Canada to bring our School Outreach Program to students in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick."
Using the power of live animals to connect with children, the School Outreach Program features a full school assembly with a focus on natural science and a look at the challenges facing Canadian biodiversity today. Telling the stories of four unique Canadian species, the program inspires students to want to learn more about animals and their habitats and work to help protect the environment. 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.
"We are committed to building better cities and communities. Being an active partner where we live, work and raise our families is one of our values," said Bob Cartmel, President & CEO, Lafarge Eastern Canada. "We believe that the Earth Rangers School Outreach Program is a great initiative to learn and understand more about our local wildlife and habitat."
The 2013 Earth Rangers School Outreach Program will visit schools in the following communities:
|Halifax||Wednesday, May 1 - Thursday, May 9, 2013|
|Brookfield/Truro||Friday, May 10 - Monday, May 13, 2013|
|Moncton||Tuesday, May 14 - Tuesday, May 21, 2013|
|Fredericton||Thursday, May 23 - Friday, May 24, 2013|
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
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