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Amy Cross firstname.lastname@example.org 905-417-3447 ext. 2229
9520 Pine Valley Drive
Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada
This is Vanessa, a typical Canadian kid who loves drawing, hiking, ballet and nature. After seeing an Earth Rangers presentation at her local museum, Vanessa was inspired to create a campaign to help the Pine marten. Her first campaign was so much fun she began another one to protect the Wood thrush. She reached out to friends and family to teach them about the threats facing this songbird and to ask for donations. After collecting the funds, she was $20 short of her goal. Even though she had already donated $5 of her own money, she decided to donate the final $20 from the vacation fund that she had been saving up for her summer holidays. We think this is pretty incredible, considering Vanessa is only 10-years-old and she chose to put this cause before her own vacation.
Earth Rangers is the kids’ conservation organization, dedicated to educating children and families about biodiversity and empowering them to become directly involved in protecting animals and their habitats. We believe in the power of animals to help us deliver our message and get kids engaged in environmental issues. We have 40 animals that live at the Earth Rangers Centre that we incorporate into our educational programming. Earth Rangers unique programs allow us to connect with children in all aspects of their lives.
Our School Outreach Program is our longest running program featuring our live Animal Ambassadors demonstrating their amazing, natural behaviours. The presentation communicates a positive, science-based message about the importance of protecting the environment and adopting more sustainable behaviours. The program visits over 550 schools each year across Canada.
Earth Rangers also runs a Classroom Visit Program to enhance what students have learned during the school assembly that meets the environmental science curriculum requirements for students in Grades 4 to 6. The program has been developed in collaboration with leading institutions including the Toronto Zoo, Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and Vancouver Aquarium.
EarthRangers.com is the largest online environmental community for kids in Canada and the ideal destination for kids interested in conservation and biodiversity. The website features over 25 environmentally themed games, videos about species in the wild and environmental news, interviews and fun facts about animals on the Wild Wire Blog.
Earth Rangers is active in the community and has a permanent studio at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Ontario where we host shows throughout the year as well as special presentations during the holiday period in December and March Break. Earth Rangers also has a national television presence on YTV.
We’re in schools, we’re online, we’re in the community and we’re on TV. Now that kids are excited about animals and conservation, what’s next? In response to children’s desire to take action, we developed Bring Back the Wild, a national education and fundraising program that teaches children about the importance of protecting animals by preserving their natural habitats, while raising funds to support the acquisition and restoration of endangered habitats across Canada.
Each year, Bring Back the Wild focuses on four unique Canadian species that need our help, as well as the Woodland Caribou as a special project during the holiday season. Four new projects are introduced in conjunction with each new school year. To participate, children log onto www.earthrangers.com where they learn about the different conservation projects and select the specific animal they would like to help protect through an online fundraising campaign.
Vanessa is one of over 200,000 children who have registered to become Earth Rangers. Her commitment and dedication are vital to the survival of endangered species in Canada. As we look to the future, our goal is to inspire a world full of children committed to leading environmental change.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - Kamloops This Week
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - Cold Lake Sun
In Pictures: Earth Rangers at Cold Lake Elementary School in Alberta.
Monday, September 28, 2015 - Shaw Halifax
Earth Rangers visits Bicentennial School in Dartmouth, NS. At 8:00 minutes.
Monday, September 28, 2015 - Morning News Global Halifax
Earth Rangers visits Nova Scotia.
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - McMurray.com
Earth Rangers program returns to Wood buffalo.
Monday, September 14, 2015 - CBC News Windsor
Earth Rangers highlighted on CBC News Windsor.
Monday, September 14, 2015 - Standard Freeholder
Earth Rangers recruit allies in preservation in Cornwall at OPG Visitors Centre presentations.
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Bring Back the Wild
Bring Back the Wild is our educational program that teaches children about the importance of biodiversity and conservation. Each year, the program focuses on four unique Canadian species that need our help, as well as the Woodland Caribou as a special project during the holiday season. To date, 13 Animal Projects have been part of this initiative. New projects are introduced in conjunction with the school year.
Focusing on four animals over the course of one year, allows children to select the specific animal they would like to help and allows us to work with implementation partners to support research and the restoration of habitats across Canada.
Since launching the program in September 2010, over 200,000 kids have registered to become Earth Rangers and over $1,000,000 has been raised for conservation projects.
Our Animal Ambassadors also play an integral role in teaching youth about the importance of biodiversity. They provide a fun, memorable and effective means of educating and ultimately inspiring kids to take action to help protect animals and preserve the environment.
During our community and school presentations our Animal Ambassadors demonstrate their unique natural abilities, helping us to discuss why certain behaviours help our Animal Ambassadors survive in the wild. We then relate this information back to the challenges faced by the animals we are working to protect.
Earth Rangers welcomes new Animal Ambassadors on an ongoing basis and we look forward to introducing them to the public in the near future.
Earth Rangers supports children who launch environmental initiatives, act as conservation leaders in their community and engage in fundraising activities to help protect endangered species. Meet some Super Rangers who have gone above and beyond in their commitment to Bring Back the Wild.
Brothers Caelen and Grayson have done an amazing job fundraising for the American Badger and the Polar bear. These animal lovers decided donation boxes were the best way to reach the most people and spread news about the animals they wanted to protect. They set up boxes at school, and even their mom and dad’s workplaces. They have also done some pretty incredible animal saving in their own community. From rescuing a star nosed mole that had fallen into a pool, to saving an injured painted turtle from the side of the road, and alerting the local animal rescue shelter to stray cats in need of a home, it is obvious Caelen and Grayson are passionate about helping all animals.
Earth Rangers also partners with kids who have created their own initiative to save endangered animals to help raise awareness for their causes. Kids like Josiah and Ridgley, who founded Save the Nautilus. When Josiah found out that the Nautilus, one of his favourite underwater creatures, was close to becoming endangered, he was devastated. With the help of his friend Ridgley, they started Save the Nautilus to raise awareness about the effects of overfishing. Working with Dr. Peter Ward from the University of Washington, the funds raised by Save the Nautilus will be used to purchase special underwater cameras needed for counting Nautili in the American Samoa.
These are just a couple of examples of the amazing commitment children have towards the environment and animals.
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