Promoting Lifelong Learning

2016 - 2017 "Adopt-a-River"

Anqotum Resource Management delivered its third annual Promoting Lifelong Learning Program to four Mi’gmaq schools in the local area - Elsipogtog (Big Cove), Esgenoopetitj (Burnt Church), Metepenagiag (Red Bank) and Natoaganeg (Eel Ground). The program consisted of a field visit to a local community brook for a hands-on stewardship activity, followed by a classroom theory lesson focusing on Species at Risk; and then a final event on February 7th, 2017, with all four schools participating.

Our third and final event, bringing together over 100 participants, is where the schools presented their “adopted brooks projects” to other schools, received
prizes, door prizes and shared in the many fun activities. Anqotum’s educational efforts were focused on four species at risk – Atlantic salmon; Atlantic sturgeon,
American eel and wood turtle – all significant species to the Mi’gmaq. This final event was hosted at Natoaganeg’s brand new school. Anqotum wishes to thank all sponsors, project supporters, and schools that helped make this event
possible for the children. This project was partly sponsored by the government of Canada’s Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk.