A Community Wildlife Education Program
The mission is to work with the communities in an effort to help wild animals in need of care. The goals are to rescue, rehabilitate and safely release these animals and to promote public appreciation for wildlife preservation. Acquisition of property in the Beeton Creek Conservation Area enabled us to further our mission and provide services to communities across Ontario.
Building animal habitats, nurseries and a veterinary hospital where animals would be taken care of. The plan is to address the mission of working with communities and promoting public appreciation for wildlife preservation.
Program goals are:
The ultimate goal being the development of a community wildlife education program on the Procyon Wildlife property
The program will include an interpretive centre, tours, seminars, wildlife-related events, and an outdoor education program. There will be an Education Program Manager whose role is to develop program protocols and lesson plans that can be used for years to come. The manager will consult with outdoor education experts and with town officials to ensure that the needs of local communities are met.
How Our Project Helps the Environment
The best way to protect wildlife is to engage communities in actively protecting wildlife habitats. Our community education program will positively impact the environment by positively impacting people and communities.
Wildlife Rehabilitation contributes to preservation of native wildlife species by caring for animals that are adversely impacted by society. Our project will promote appreciation for the lives of native wild species, teach people to live in harmony with their wild neighbours and educate people on identification and care of animals that may be orphaned or injured.
Children are the future custodians of our planet. It behooves us to ensure that they grow up with an appreciation of the natural world so they can make conscientious decisions about protecting it. Teaching children to appreciate wild environments and their inhabitants is especially important because encouraging children to live in harmony with local wildlife will also encourage them to live in harmony with other people. A community education program offering hands-on demonstrations and outdoor classroom facilities will provide a fun and challenging learning experience that encourages young people to appreciate the importance of preserving wildlife and their habitats.