They’re only 10-years-old, but Morgan Young and Claire Butler have already done something wonderful for their favourite Canadian species at risk — the peregrine falcon. Last fall, the Grade Five students raised $420.65 for the falcon by selling hockey tickets and plush toys at their school in Kanata, Ontario.
The donation went to the Union québécoise de rehabilitation des oiseaux de proie, a Quebec-based rehabilitation facility that takes in about 300 injured raptors a year. Veterinary staff and volunteers work to rehabilitate and release the raptors back into the wild.
But Morgan isn’t finished yet. She and her friends plan to continue their fundraising work. They’re planning a bake sale to support different Canadian species.
To learn more about Canadian wildlife visit the Hinterland Who’s Who website at www.hww.ca. The Hinterland Who’s Who, a program of CWF, offers in-depth descriptions of wildlife, discussions on issues, actions that you can take to help wildlife and educational materials that teachers and group leaders can use.