Go Wild for Canada’s 150th
Start date: 1 December, 2016
End date: 1 December, 2017
Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Centre is excited to be participating with organizations across the country in celebrating Canada’s sesquicentennial with a project titled, “Go Wild for Canada’s 150th”.
Our youth and environmentally-oriented project commemorates Canada’s 150th anniversary by playing tribute to how nature is intimately connected to Canada’s identity. Canadian youth will post a minimum of 150 photographs or videos on social media demonstrating they are actively engaged in protecting our Canadian wildlife, building a healthier Canadian environment and inspiring environmental awareness for the next 150 years.
A Salthaven Youth Environmental Alliance (SYEA) will create four action-oriented activities to be printed on postcards. The printed material will be distributed at Salthaven presentations to students at approximately 70 public and secondary schools, colleges, and universities in London and Middlesex County. Simple tasks such as educating others on the dangers of feeding bread to geese will engage Canadian youth in activities that positively impact the environment. Go Wild for Canada’s 150th encourages young Canadians to participate in our country’s sesquicentennial by proudly protecting our environment and actively securing the future of Canadian wildlife.
Nature of the Project Reach
Go Wild for Canada’s 150th uses the power and national reach of social media to connect youth in London and Middlesex County with Canadians from coast to coast to coast on a common goal of preserving and protecting our wildlife.
Our goal is to have students post at least 150 photographs or videos at Salthaven's Twitter page and a Facebook page dedicated solely to Go Wild for Canada’s 150th, to proudly display how Canadian youth are strengthening their bond to nature by building a safer environment for wildlife, and through their actions, inspiring all Canadians to become wildlife advocates.