On September 30th, John Wilmshurst, ACTWS Executive Director, presented his wildlife management message to a class from The Career and Technology Centre at Central Memorial High, Calgary, Alberta. The school has just been named the 2nd greenest in Canada! Mr. Robb’s inspiring class is a challenging group to talk to. They are young, they are smart and they are listening. They will challenge anything you say that strikes them as wrong or out of touch.
John talked about strategies to protect wildlife using strategic protected areas establishment. Sounds boring eh? Well, it was anything but. With this group lighting up the conversation, there was lots of great discussion and fantastic ideas around land-use, national parks and indigenous reconciliation.
Community outreach is an important part of what the ACTWS does. Watch this space for more about how the Chapter reaches out to engage with, inform and learn from Albertans.