My daughter loves animals. She has been reading about animals since she was old enough to read. She loves all animals so when I saw today’s organization I immediately thought of her.
Earth Rangers is a Canadian conservation organization for kids based in Woodbridge, Ontario. The organization was founded in 2001 and is focused on communicating a positive, science-based message on the importance of protecting biodiversity. Their programs, including a children’s website, earthrangers.com, a television presence, and a School Outreach Program, educate children about the threats facing animals and their habitats. These programs allow Earth Rangers to reach, inspire, and enable millions of children each year to take action to help ensure the lasting survival of species in Canada.
The Earth Rangers Animal Ambassadors are the live animals featured in the School Outreach Program that visit over 550 schools across Canada annually with the organization’s Wildlife Biologists. The program includes an animal demonstration in front of a full school assembly focusing on the natural science as well as the challenges facing Canadian biodiversity today. The program inspires students to learn more about animals, their habitats, and protection of biodiversity.
The Animal Ambassadors call the Earth Rangers Centre home. This building was designed to embody the Earth Rangers values and inspire everyone who walks through its doors. The building is certified LEED Platinum for Existing Buildings utilizing advanced green building features such as energy monitoring, solar generation, green roofing, and geothermal heating and cooling.
Earth Rangers also has a kid-powered conservation program called Bring Back the Wild. This program is design to help protect endangered animals in Canada by raising funds to purchase, restore, and protect their wild habitats. Since launching the program in September 2010, over 150,000 children have registered to help protect animals and their habitats. The Bring Back the Wild program allows children to visit the Earth Rangers website to learn more about the threats to a species and their habitat, and then create a fundraising campaign to help make a difference.
Some kids have done so much to make a difference, Earth Rangers have featured them as Super Rangers. Some recent Super Rangers include:
- Natalie and Haley who are selling cakes to save wildlife,
- Alex who is selling chocolate chip cookies to save Caribou, and
- Veronica who started an Earth Ranger Club at her school.
How can you help?
- You can encourage the children in your life to visit EarthRangers.com to learn more about the threats facing animals and their habitats. You can also help them create a Bring Back the Wild fundraising campaign. Families can support children by getting involved and helping them to raise funds to meet their goal.
- Children and adults can also hold an Earth Rangers themed birthday party to raise funds for wildlife.
- There are also opportunities for corporations to get involved through the Corporate Volunteer Program.
- There are also opportunities to make a donation on the Earth Rangers website.
- You can also follow the Earth Rangers blog to stay updated on their work and organization.
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