Conservation Education and Awards
Carolinian Canada emphasizes the
need for conservation education to raise the awareness about
Carolinian species, ecosystems and their conservation. Education
in the broadest sense includes elementary, secondary, and
post-secondary education, research, outdoor education, nature
interpretation, awareness building, professional development and
landowner extension. The Coalition provides information, sponsors
events , issues publications, provides speakers for community
events and issues conservation awards all in support of
conservation education. A community marking program honours past
Professional development for
ecologists, planners and other environmental professionals is
supported through Carolinian Canada's conferences, workshops and
landowners own most Carolinian natural areas and their
stewardship has conserved these habitats to the present.
Carolinian Canada and many other conservation groups work with
landowners to provide information
and assist landowners in making good conservation choices for
To recognize and honour
conservation accomplishments, Carolinian Canada sponsors annual
conservation awards. Nominations are welcomed from all groups and
members of the public.
In the past couple of years, with
the assistance of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Carolinian
Canada has begun erecting permanent plaques at many of the 38
Carolinian Canada sites across the region to celebrate
conservation achievements at these sites that began in the 1980s.
Find out more about this community marking program.
|Speaking Engagements &
Displays for Community Events
Our Executive Director undertakes
many speaking engagements throughout the year to inform community
groups about the need to conserve Carolinian species and
ecosystems. We attend many major community events with displays
and printed materials to promote conservation.
for more information.
|Conservation Education at
Schools, Colleges & Universities
Carolinian Canada seeks to assist
educators in teaching ecological science and conservation at the
elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education levels.
Materials on this web site assist students in researching and
undertaking course-related projects. Carolinian species and
habitats, conservation programs and publications sections of the
web site provide valuable information for those purposes.
Research by college and
undergraduate and graduate university students is encouraged. Some
excellent research projects have already been completed by
students some of which we hope to post here soon.
Outdoor and environmental education
in the region provides a vital function informing young people
about nature conservation. Carolinian Canada supports the work of Environmental
Education Ontario and other environmental and outdoor
Nature interpretation programs are
provided at many of the parks, protected areas and conservation
lands in the Carolinian zone.