Students were abuzz while waiting for the much anticipated presentation of Earth Rangers on October 3, 2012, at St. Vincent Catholic Elementary School in Oakville.
Earth Rangers is sponsored by the Government of Canada, and it exists to promote the awareness of endangered species in Canada. The two young hosts/Earth Rangers put on a very memorable presentation to a very enthusiastic and well mannered audience. The presentation consisted of video clips, live discourse, interactive games, questions for students, and the best part of all - four live animals.
The school was visited by a snake, a lemur, an owl and a bald eagle. The presence of the animals and the students' ability to see them interact with people brought home the message loud and clear that collectively, we need to protect the wildlife of Canada.
The Earth Rangers choose four different endangered animals each year in order to raise as much awareness as possible about a large variety of species. The presentation encouraged the students to become advocates for these animals by teaching others about the dangers these animals face and giving the students the opportunity to become Earth Rangers themselves.
The Earth Rangers explained that global warming, pollution, the building of more and more highways and homes as well as natural predators, are having a negative effect on many animals that now face tough times here in Canada.
The presentation enabled the students to think about the individual impact we all have on the earth and all that it offers us.