August 3, 2015 – International environmental consulting firm Marstel-Day is partnering with the Wildlife Center of Virginia, the Children’s Museum of Richmond (Fredericksburg location), and the Friends of the Rappahannock on two special wildlife education sessions for young children in Fredericksburg, Va. Both sessions are on August 21st and part of Marstel-Day’s Wildlife Conservation Awareness Campaign (WCAC).
The theme of the event with the Wildlife Center of Virginia is “Whoo’s Awake in the Night” and spotlights nocturnal creatures like owls and bats. It will focus on the adaptations these remarkable animals use to thrive in the dark and how the actions of humans affect them. These two 1-hour sessions will include up-close experiences with live, non-releasable animals.
This event is part of Marstel-Day’s Wildlife Conservation Awareness Campaign (WCAC) event series, and will be specifically geared towards children. The WCAC highlights major conservation efforts and presents ways that individuals and organizations can help.
- 10 AM – 11 AM EDT, Children’s Museum of Richmond (CMoR), Fredericksburg location Address: 1275 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. CMoR is a not-for-profit organization that creates innovative, problem-solving learning experiences through play for all children and those who support them.
- 1 PM – 2 PM EDT, Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR), Headquarters, Outdoor Pavilion Address: 3219 Fall Hill Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. FOR is a not-for-profit organization that advocates for and helps restore the Rappahannock River and its watershed. FOR also educates the Rappahannock community about what they can do to protect the river, especially from man-made pollution.
“Teaching the next generation about good environmental stewardship is crucial, as I’ve learned with my young daughter, especially when the experience can be personalized,” Marstel-Day President and CEO Rebecca R. Rubin said. “This collaboration is a perfect example of Marstel-Day’s intention to help people become more aware of nature, and we are delighted to be partnering with these terrific organizations, the Children’s Museum, the Friends of the Rappahannock, and the Wildlife Center of Virginia.”
The Wildlife Center of Virginia is an internationally acclaimed teaching and research hospital for wildlife and conservation medicine, as well as an outreach center for native wildlife. The center conducts off-site programs at schools, organizations, and special events in an effort to promote positive attitudes toward wildlife and emphasize how the personal choices we make affect the health of the environment.
Marstel-Day will be collecting supplies at CMoR and FOR to donate to the Wildlife Center, so attendees can bring them to the event. For a list of easy-to-find wish list items for kids to donate, visit Marstel-Day website here.