HSBC Bank Canada
In 2012, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) was pleased to announce that HSBC Bank Canada committed $500,000 over five years to NCC and Earth Rangers, which will allow more children to “Bring Back the Wild.” Half of that amount will go directly to the Nature Conservancy of Canada to help connect school children with nature through NCC’s new Nature Days initiative.
Thanks to HSBC Bank Canada, primary school students from select schools in the vicinity of Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto have an opportunity to explore the natural world through a day at NCC’s nature reserves with conservation science staff and experts.
The Nature Days program gives young Canadians a first-hand opportunity to learn new skills in the field such as identifying native trees and plants and engaging in environmental education games and activities, all the while learning about species at risk and their habitats.
“Through the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Nature Days program we will bring conservation to life for youth,” remarked John Lounds, CEO and president of the Nature Conservancy of Canada. “We know that the future caretakers of our land are sitting in classrooms across the country today. HSBC Bank Canada’s commitment will help us to inspire young people to take action to protect the rich diversity of nature in Canada for many generations to come.”
“The Nature Conservancy of Canada and HSBC share a commitment to the environment and education, and we are delighted to support NCC’s Nature Days program,” said Jacques Fleurant, Chief Financial Officer, HSBC Bank Canada. “Together, we’re helping thousands of youth across Canada bring their classrooms outdoors, get their hands dirty, and learn about the important role they play in protecting species at risk.”
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