The Hope for Wildlife Society is located in Seaforth, Nova Scotia. Their facilities include an extensive wildlife rehabilitation centre, an education and visitor centre, and a hospital that is dedicated to the care of native injured and orphaned wildlife.
In the Summer of 2011, the Society offered educational programs which were funded in part by the Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia Rural Leadership Initiative Grant Program. The programs included week long day camps for children and free wildlife workshops for families. Participants were thrilled to meet Oliver Twist the juvenile barred owl, falconer Chris Dean, bee keepers, veterinarians and other local experts. There were lively discussions about biodiversity and ecosystems that drew lots of great questions. Participants learned to separate the facts from the myths surrounding coyotes and black bears, and picked up a few tips on sharing the environment with these and other animals.
The Society was delighted to have a great turnout at all these events which were designed to increase environmental awareness and interest in wildlife issues in Nova Scotia. They hope to expand their educational programs in the coming years.