SNC and Friends of the Bird Sanctuary Host Free Education Day for Local Schools

14-Apr-2016 14-Apr-2016

As part of National Wildlife Week, a Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) initiative that runs from April 10th – 16th, 2016, South Nation Conservation (SNC) is very pleased to host a free Education Day in partnership with Friends of the Bird Sanctuary on Tuesday April 12.

The theme for this year’s CWF National Wildlife Week is “Giving Wings to Wildlife Conservation”, which coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

Tying into this theme, Education Day will take place at the Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary and is set to welcome over 200 students from local schools.

“We have received an overwhelming response from local schools and we are so pleased to work with the Friends of the Bird Sanctuary to offer this unique educational opportunity,” said Natasha Machado, SNC Communication Specialist.

Education Day will include a Wood Duck box building workshop, a nature walk and an ecology presentation, where students will learn about Wood Ducks and other wildlife. 

“Most of the wood duck boxes are in need of replacement, and this is a great way to get students involved in local waterfowl conservation efforts,” says Chuck Clavet, President of the Friends of the Sanctuary.

Wood Ducks typically nest in tree cavities but the man-made boxes provide suitable habitat for hens when tree cavities are not available. Made of wood, the boxes are normally installed with the opening facing the water.

In addition to Education Day, the Friends of the Sanctuary are hosting a suite of public events for National Wildlife Week that include guest speakers on Tuesday and Thursday, and a wine and cheese on Saturday April 16.

For more information about National Wildlife Week events, contact: Chuck Clavet, 613-774-0078.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Natasha Machado, 1-877-984-2948, ext. 313