The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is proud to be launching a new conservation program offering adventure learning journeys for educators and their families.
“Wild Pedagogies is a one of a kind experiential learning program that blends graduate level studies in education from top university professors with travel on the landscape,” said Wade Luzny, CEO Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Wildlife Federation. “This is an amazing opportunity for advanced education in the outdoors.”
This year the program will include sea kayaking on Lake Superior, backpacking in Cape Breton Highlands National Park and horse assisted hiking in the Tonquin Valley in Jasper National Park. Conservation science including CWF work with endangered species such as caribou will be highlighted.
Each program is $1,500, including meals, programming and outfitting. Participants will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the parks where the adventures will begin and end. The journeys will be offered concurrently at the end of August, 2015. World renowned professors from Brock University, Cape Breton University and McMaster University will guide the innovative programs. CWF thanks Dr. Mary Breunig, Dr. Pat Maher and Dr. Bob Henderson for their leadership.
Enrollment will be limited to ensure a personalized experience. While everyone is invited to apply the course is geared towards formal and non-formal educators and will include physical activities as well as camping.
“This is a unique approach to enjoying and appreciating Canada’s wild species and spaces while learning about conservation and best practices in education from some of the most outstanding professors in the field,” Luzny said. “Let’s put ourselves out there and connect to nature while learning how best to spread the conservation message!”
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Contact: Mike Bingley, Experiential Learning Consultant. 1-877-599-5777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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