NEWS: HSBC Fraser River Sturgeon Education Program will inspire more than 11,500 students by 2012!
The Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society (FRSCS) is delighted to announce that HSBC Bank Canada has renewed support and expanded its commitment to the FRSCS’ HSBC Fraser River Sturgeon Education Program with a $150,000 donation.
The program, delivered to elementary and secondary students and First Nations’ communities, uses the iconic white sturgeon to teach and illustrate the rationale for environmental and ecological conservation in Canada as well as leadership and resource management. The additional support from HSBC Bank Canada will allow FRSCS to continue to grow the program in BC, and expand into several classrooms in the Greater Toronto Area.
In five year history, the HSBC Fraser River Sturgeon Education Program has been taught by over 200 teachers from 180 different schools to over 7,000 students in Grades 4 through 7. The program will expand to 385 classrooms and approximately 11,550 students in the 2011-2012 school year, and 490 classrooms and approximately 14,700 students in 2012-2013. Twenty copies of the award-winning book, “Tale of a Great White Fish,” are provided to each classroom that teaches the program.
For more information about the HSBC Fraser River Sturgeon Education program, click here.