Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society is so thankful for the opportunity to collaborate with many groups both locally and abroad. Here are some of the great partnerships we’ve recently been a part of.
International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Youth
Forum for People and Wildlife
Coinciding with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) – the largest wildlife conference ever, which regulates wildlife trade, our Wildlife Education Manager Connel Bradwell was selected as Canada’s sole representative to learn, connect and tackle some the biggest issues facing wildlife today with 34 other youth environmental leaders from 25 countries at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Youth Forum for People and Wildlife.
Forest Recovery Canada
In October of 2017 in partnership between Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society , Forest Recovery Canada, Honda Canada and Metro Vancouver Parks, we hosted 37 volunteers to plant 500 native trees and shrubs in one of the most ecologically important areas in the region: Surrey Bend Regional Park. Learn more at http://northwestwildlife.com/we-planted-500-trees-in-surrey/
Stepping Into Nature
An annual collaboration between NWPS, Burns Bog Conservation Society , a variety of other ENGOs and Surrey/Delta students, Stepping Into Nature is an outdoor environmental leadership development program. Working together throughout a 5-day workshop, our successes are twofold. We re-ignite childrens natural curiosity with the outdoors, as well as develop leadership skills amongst the student leaders designed to manage the events.
The goals of the program are:
- To reconnect students with their natural environments,
- To showcase STEM careers in environmental science and education
- To build community support and awareness of local environmental groups and their respective activities and missions
- To support youth in the development of leadership skills
Inspired by Richard Louv’s famous book, The Last Child in the Woods, the festival reminds students to focus on connecting with nature in a meaningful way. The Stepping into Nature program has been developed using latest developments in environmental education – transformative pedagogies and environmental inquiry – to build on children’s natural curiosity of the world.
Students complete unique activity stations within the Delta Nature Reserve and along Lower Cougar Creek featuring interactive and hands-on activities linking curricular content and competencies to best practices in outdoor education.
Program topics include:
- Peatlands and wetlands – Species Adaptations and Biodiversity
- Ecological Restoration – Ecosystems and Interactions
- Indigenous worldviews – Human Impact
- Species at risk & habitat loss – Ecological Services
Greanwold’s Green World
Greanwold’s World is all about rights of children; rights to a sustainable planet, to medical care, to clean water, to pollution free air, to be free of violence and war and exploitation. The right to an education, to be free of hunger and sexual abuse and most important of all to be provided a childhood, a time to play, to learn, to have fun, play games and to just be a child.