During Fall 2007 and Winter 2008, awareness and education workshops on endangered marine life of the Saint Lawrence were presented in seven of AMIK’s First Nations member communities. Over 350 students from grades 4 to 6 participated in workshops on whales, seals, how they must sometimes adapt to their marine environment and the different species that are at risk in the Saint Lawrence. These workshops were also an occasion for discussing what an endangered species is, to identify the potential threats contribution to the extinction of a species and to explore possible solutions. At the request of the participating schools, our workshops were adapted to the early elementary and high school levels. This project was made possible thanks to our partnership with the Réseau d’Observation de Mammifères Marins (ROMM), who created a fun and interactive education kit to support our workshops.

Financial Partners: Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk
Partners: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Réseau d’observation des mammifères marins (ROMM)

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