We went back to school last week in a serious way.
Over five days we reached thousands of students from kindergarten to university – and it’s all thanks to you.
The week started with our humane education experts visiting an elementary school in Langley. Classes from kindergarten to grade 5 (approximately 30 kids per class) were given presentations about various species of fur-bearing animals, focusing on who they are, where they live, what they eat and what their families are like.
Students were also told that animals get hurt when we do things like feed them or try to pet them – so the importance of respecting wildlife and why they need our protection was explained. Kindergarten kids even made cute crafts with beaver faces made out of hearts for Valentine’s Day.
These classroom visits were funded through our classroom sponsorships – $250 sponsors a class, which provides lesson plans, videos, crafts and more! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to get involved and sponsor a classroom.
We also visited a North Vancouver high school, where we were invited to take part in their Sustainability Fair. We were able to talk about some of our more serious campaigns, including #MakeFurHistory, the dog and cat fur trade and how we work with municipalities so they can live with wildlife.
And at Ryerson University in Toronto, our good friend Lucas Solowey worked with a student group to provide outreach and education to the thousands of students on campus about fur, fur trim and our #MakeFurHistory campaign.
Throughout all of this, we continued to develop and roll out our humane education program so we can reach even more classrooms and students. Thanks to you, we are able to do this important work and educate future generations about the importance of wildlife and the inherently inhumane fur industry.
Our humane education program and outreach efforts are only possible because of generous members and our monthly donors. For the cost of a single latte per month, you can help us grow this important program and continue our work to protect fur-bearing animals across Canada.