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Lafarge Brings Innovative Program to Schools

Thanks to the support of Lafarge Canada, Earth Rangers will visit schools in Atlantic Canada this spring to inspire children to help Bring Back the Wild. Lafarge Canada’s $25,000 sponsorship will help expand the Earth Rangers School Outreach Program, which features live Animal Ambassadors demonstrating their amazing natural behaviors, inspiring students to learn more about animals and their habitats.

Earth Rangers is the kids’ conservation organization, dedicated to educating children and families about biodiversity and encouraging them to become directly involved in protecting animals and their habitats. “Earth Rangers is committed to sharing our conservation message with as many kids as possible and we plan to visit over 500 schools across Canada during this school year,” says Peter Kendall, executive director of Earth Rangers. “We’re proud to be partnering with Lafarge Canada to bring our School Outreach Program to students in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.”

Using the power of live animals to connect with children, the School Outreach Program features a full school assembly with a focus on natural science and a look at the challenges facing Canadian biodiversity today.

Telling the stories of four unique Canadian species, the program inspires students to want to learn more about animals and their habitats and work to help protect the environment. In addition to the school presentation, students can visit, register to become Earth Rangers and start their own Bring Back the Wild campaigns.

“We are committed to building better cities and communities. Being an active partner where we live, work and raise our families is one of our values,” said Bob Cartmel, president and CEO, Lafarge Eastern Canada. “We believe that the Earth Rangers School Outreach Program is a great initiative to learn and understand more about our local wildlife and habitat.”