This holiday season, our goal was to turn Hope into Action by raising $100,000 for our environmental education programs at FortWhyte Alive.
In practical terms, this means:
- High school students will gain experience using scientific equipment through hands-on sampling during “Freshwater Ecology Day”, and will learn about areas important to our environment from experts in the field.
- Students in Grade 6 through 12 will develop their outdoor safety skills by learning to start fires, orienteer and build shelters throughout the seasons.
- New Canadians will learn how to enjoy and ‘sur-thrive’ in our cold weather by having some of their first winter experiences skating, tobogganing and enjoying bannock roasted on the open fire, while learning about winter clothing and survival.
- Children of all ages will continue to explore our trails, wetlands and forest for the signs of changing seasons – getting their hands dirty discovering the fascinating natural world.
All of this is possible because of your belief in our mission and mandate and the generosity of our community of supporters.
Thank you for inspiring change in future generations!