SOURCE: Canadian Wildlife Federation

Canadian Wildlife Federation

SOURCE: Canadian Geographic Education

Can Geo Education

April 10, 2015 08:00 ET

Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity: Wild Migrations -- Canada's First Giant Floor Map of North, Central and South America Officially Launches to the Public in Halifax

OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - April 10, 2015) - As part of National Wildlife Week celebrations, the Canadian Wildlife Federation in partnership with Canadian Geographic Education, is launching, Wild Migrations, the first of its kind giant floor map of North, Central and South America, detailing the amazing international migrations of 20 Canadian wildlife species that are currently at-risk. The public are invited to kick off their shoes and explore the journeys of these species in Halifax on April 10 and 11.

This new giant floor map is part of a free educational resource for Canadians that will be touring schools and events across the country throughout the year. Measuring 11 metres by 8 metres, roughly half the size of a school gymnasium, the Wild Migrations heavy-stock vinyl floor map is tough enough the withstand the up close and personal investigations of thousands of students, parents and Canadians in general. The map comes complete with a trunk of additional supplies to further enhance participants' experience, including map legends, activity cards, props and a guide with 10 curriculum-linked activities. The map and activity truck are designed to make learning about our native species engaging and educational.

What:

Wild Migrations giant floor map on display and available for people to experience
Hourly presentations featuring marine and education experts teaching the public about the incredible migrations of our Canadian species
On-site interactive activities with the map
Free CWF resources and information

Who:

Dr. Sean Brillant, CWF Marine Program Manager
Christine Kelly, CWF Education Specialist
Special Guests
Members of the public

Where:

Saturday April 11, 9:30am -- 5pm at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Sunday April 12, 9:00am -- 2pm at the Halifax Farmers Market

About the Canadian Wildlife Federation: The Canadian Wildlife Federation is a national charitable organization dedicated to ensuring an appreciation of our natural world and a lasting legacy of healthy wildlife and habitat. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, developing and delivering educational programs, sponsoring research, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, recommending policy changes and co-operating with like-minded partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can live in harmony with nature. For more information, visit CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca.

About Canadian Geographic Education (CG Education): Canadian Geographic Education is the educational network of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, one of Canada's largest educational organizations. CG Education programs aim to strengthen geographic education in the classroom and to increase the emphasis on geography within the school system. Through innovative programming with a wide range of public and private sector partners, CG Education endeavours to foster geographic engagement and increase the public awareness of geographical literacy.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Dr. Sean Brillant
    Canadian Wildlife Federation
    seanb@cwf-fcf.org
    902.237.9692

    Pam Logan
    Canadian Wildlife Federation
    paml@cwf-fcf.org
    613.222.1405

    Deb Chapman
    Royal Canadian Geographical Society/Canadian Geographic Magazine 
    chapman@rcgs.org
    613.299.8995