by Kate Nelson, Communications Officer, MCG

Clayton Coppaway, MCG Jr Research and Education Officer & “Charlie” the Coyote at GHC’s Earth Day. Photo by Kate Nelson

This year’s Earth Day Celebration at the Glooscap Heritage Centre on Thursday April 18, 2013, brought together speakers from First Nation Communities as well as many other environmental organizations and sustainable businesses to make connections that hoped to inspire small changes in our daily lives for the betterment of the environment.

The theme this year was to convey a First Nation understanding of the powerful human connection to the natural world and the impact that our modern lifestyle has on that important relationship. Participants got to see how we can work towards restoring a healthy relationship with our environment and create a better future for our children.

Mi’kmaw Conservation Group (MCG) was pleased to participate in this year’s activities at the Glooscap Heritage Centre. As children interacted with the information booths they got to play conservation themed games and learn about important environmental and conservation themes. At the MCG booth, children got to meet MCG staff and “Charlie the coyote” (a puppet) and together they spoke to the children about coyote behaviour, the biology of Striped bass and Atlantic Salmon, and other conservation issues.

Netukulimk reminds us that Earth Day is EVERY day. It is everyone’s responsibility to care for and protect Mother Earth and the bounty provided by the Creator.

Thanks to the Glooscap Heritage Centre for a great Earth Day!

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