Feds pledge $2.25M to support conservation education for kids across Canada

The funding will be spread over three years and will allow the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and Earth Rangers Foundation to educate children across the country about the importance of protecting nature from threats to biodiversity, like climate change.

Environment minister Catherine McKenna announced the funding in Hamilton Friday

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announced a new $2.25 million program to educate children across Canada about wildlife conservation during a visit to Hamilton Friday. (Colin Cote-Paulette/Radio-Canada)

The Canadian government is planning to grow the country's next generation of environmental stewards with help from a $2.25 million conservation initiative announced in Hamilton Friday.

Environment minister Catherine McKenna introduced the Engaging Canadian Kids in Wildlife Conservation program during a visit to Glen Echo Public School.

The new Engaging Canadian Kids in Wildlife Conservation program was introduced at Glen Echo Public School. (Colin Cote-Paulette/Radio-Canada)

The funding will be spread over three years and will allow the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and Earth Rangers Foundation to educate children across the country about the importance of protecting nature from threats to biodiversity, like climate change, according to a media release.

"Educating and engaging kids on protecting nature is important to ensure a healthy and prosperous future for our country," said McKenna. "Our partnership ... will inspire the next generation to take action to conserve our national natural heritage, protect the environment and grow the economy."

The funding will be used by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and Earth Rangers Foundation. (Colin Cote-Paulette/Radio-Canada)