The Canadian Wildlife Federation will immerse educators in creative approaches to conservation during its summer course in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve from July 18-27.
“This is an amazing opportunity for a select group of educators from across Canada to explore the natural and cultural heritage of the west coast,” said Wade Luzny, CEO Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Wildlife Federation.
The eclectic agenda features rainforest and marine education, yoga, sand dune restoration, a mud flats tour, and lessons in videography, paddleboarding, canoeing, weaving, Nuu-chah-nulth language and indigenous governance.
“This experience demonstrates that wildlife education can be incorporated into all grades, all subjects and all ages,” Luzny said. “It’s a holistic approach that is necessary to ensure sustainability as well as engagement.”
This is the sixth year CWF has hosted a summer course for educators but the first time one will be held in BC. The other courses were held in Nova Scotia, Quebec and Nunavut. Enrollment is limited to 12 participants per year to ensure personalized access to experts in the fields of education, conservation and science.
“Our goal is to provide educators with an innovative approach to wildlife education that they can’t wait to bring home to their students,” Luzny said.
Special thanks to our partner Parks Canada for assisting with this rainforest retreat.
For more information, visit CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca.
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About the Canadian Wildlife Federation:
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is a national, not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of our natural world. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, sponsoring research, developing and delivering education programs, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, recommending changes to policy and co-operating with like-minded partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can live in harmony with nature. For more information visit CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca.
About Parks Canada:
Parks Canada works to ensure that Canada’s historic and natural heritage is presented and protected for the enjoyment, education and appreciation of all Canadians, today and in the future. Through a network of 44 national parks, 167 national historic sites and four national marine conservation areas, Parks Canada sets the stage and invites Canadians, as well as people from around the world, to engage in personal moments of inspiring discovery of our treasured natural and historic places.
For more information:
Media and Community Relations Officer
Canadian Wildlife Federation
(306) 550-4155 (cell)
First Nations Program Manager
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
Parks Canada Agency