Girl Guides of Canada and Parks Canada Launch Island-Themed “Species at Risk and Protected Places” Badge
December 12, 2011
Together, Parks Canada and Girl Guides of Canada – PEI council are launching a provincial “Species at Risk and Protected Places” challenge for Girl Guides on Prince Edward Island. The challenge will commemorate the 75th anniversary of Prince Edward Island National Park in 2012 and will run for two years.
Parks Canada and Girl Guides of Canada share important values and are working together to engage guides between the ages of 5 and 18 in learning about species at risk in PEI and conservation activities undertaken in PEI National Park to protect and recover these species. In addition, Girl Guides will learn about other amazing parts of our Canadian heritage that are protected in PEI National Park, including the world famous beaches and sandstone cliffs, the Acadian forest, barachois ponds and salt marshes that are part of this coastal region and home to many plants, animals and people.
To earn the Species at Risk and Protected Places badge, Girl Guides will have the opportunity to complete hands-on conservation activities in the park and take part in fun activities and educational programming related to species and risk and protected areas in PEI provided by both Parks Canada and Girl Guides of Canada. Parks Canada values the opportunity to connect with Island youth in their communities and at Prince Edward Island National Park so that the next generation of leaders will know, understand and support their natural heritage.
For more information on this exciting challenge, please call (902) 672-6350.
Parks Canada is a proud steward of Canada’s natural and cultural heritage and will continue to work with partners such as Girl Guides to engage Canadian youth in learning about species at risk and conservation activities.