SNC awarded $5,000 for environmental education through TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
South Nation Conservation (SNC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $5,000 from the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (FEF) for Environmental Education Projects.
“We are thrilled that TD has selected SNC to receive this funding to support environmental education”, said SNC Chair Doug Thompson.
The funding announcement and cheque presentation took place at the TD branch in Chesterville. Projects under the TD FEF Environmental Education stream work to make an impact on the local environment through public education.
From maple syrup ecology, to turtle and fish identification, SNC offers 11 hands-on curriculum-based Watershed Adventures, free of charge, to local schools and community groups. The programs include a craft or activity to reflect the lesson as well as a hands-on component, and are suitable for Kindergarten to grade four students.
The funding will facilitate the expansion of the Watershed Adventures and other additional educational programs throughout the jurisdiction, under a new program called EduNation.
Under this program, SNC will also kick-start SNC’s first Stream of Dreams project at a local elementary school. This well-known community art program will highlight the connection between water quality, fish habitat and the protection of rivers and streams.
EduNation will support the delivery of these programs and strengthen partnerships with community groups and municipal libraries to loan the Watershed Adventures as ready to go educational kits.
“Youth education is an important part of SNC’s mission, our Watershed Adventure programs are meant to empower youth to take environmental action in their own communities and become proud environmental stewards” said Thompson.
Information regarding SNC Watershed Adventures can be found at www.nation.on.ca.
Learn more about TD Friends of the Environment Foundation at https://fef.td.com/.
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