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Join Students Across Canada and Walk for Wildlife

CWF Polar BearThe Canadian Wildlife Federation’s Walk for Wildlife is a national campaign encouraging people of all ages to get outside, connect with nature and learn about wildlife. National Wildlife Week (NWW) runs April 10th – 16th, 2016 and this year we are focusing on our winged creatures. From birds to bees to butterflies, we are “Giving Wings to Wildlife Conservation”. On Friday, April 15, schools from across Canada celebrate NWW during the 7th annual Walk for Wildlife. It’s a great start to spring designed to get youth outside while supporting a very important cause: conserving Canadian wildlife.

CWF’s Walk for Wildlife

When: Friday, April 15, 2016
What: Get your class outside and walk your local neighbourhood or nearby park/outdoor space
Why:

  • encourage outdoor play
  • learn about wildlife in your neighbourhood
  • teach the importance of wildlife conservation
  • teach team building through the walk and fundraising activities
  • embrace the meaning of National Wildlife Week
  • help fundraise for CWF and the conservation of Canadian wildlife

Cost: FREE

 

Top fundraising school team could win:

  • A supply of CWF Pollinator Collection brought to you by Medallion Plants to build a schoolyard pollinator garden
  • National recognition on CWF website and social media (with permission)
  • Plaque designating your class as CWF “Wild Class of the Year”
  • Pizza party including visit from a CWF conservation expert about the importance of wildlife conservation
  • One-year free subscription to WILD for your classroom

Fundraising Ideas

 

We have TONS of ideas to help you fundraise. Our WalkForWildlife.ca website make it easy for your class to fundraise online or offline. Simply register Fundraising initiatives can extend beyond the date of the walk April 15, 2016. Here’s just a few ideas you could include:

  • Have your class sell our official NWW Adopt-An-Animal stuffed animal. Each adoption kit sells for $35 and includes a $20 tax receipt. This is a great way to get your class involved and to make a difference for wildlife in Canada. All funds from the stuffed animal sales goes to help Species at Risk
  • Host a school breakfast
  • Host a school dance
  • Develop a Wildlife Wednesday day for donating
  • Approach “green“businesses in your area and get them involved in supporting your fundraising efforts

Registration is now open. Visit WalkForWildlife.ca for more information.

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