OTTAWA, April 2, 2015 _ The Canadian Wildlife Federation is pleased to announce the top three school habitat projects through its National Wildlife Week Awards Program.
“I’m continually inspired by the leadership, creativity and dedication that students and teachers bring to conservation,” said Wade Luzny, CEO Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Wildlife Federation. CWF extends its appreciation all the student-led conservation programs across the country while highlighting these success stories.
- Hillcrest Central School in Teeswater, Ontario for developing a Monarch Paradise. Over the past several years Grades 2/3 students have raised, tagged and released monarchs tracking their migration to the States and Mexico over the winter. During the school year the students research and select native species, plant, weed, water, observe and record wildlife. While school’s out for the summer, the garden provides butterflies with a nectar and water source.
- University of Moncton, Edmunston Campus, in New Brunswick for its summer camp project. This features a program for 12-18 year olds to build and install bat houses and discover the myths and realities about this species.
- Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School in Ontario for its habitat restoration project. Grade 9-12 students serve as stewards of Mackenzie King Field providing habitat for native species in the downtown core. Students install native plants, mulch and maintain the school grounds helping birds and insects.
“Let’s all continue to get schooled by nature,” Luzny said. To get involved visit CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca.
About the Canadian Wildlife Federation
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is a national, not‐for‐profit charitable organization dedicated to fostering an 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 cooperating with like‐minded partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can live in harmony with nature. For more information visit CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca.