Rothsay support for Outdoor Environmental Education helps program reach new children

(L-R) Grace Correia, Foundation Executive Director, Greg Cooper, Dundas Plant Manager, Rothsay, Anne Tennier, Foundation Past Chair

Lead corporate donors Rothsay have once again stepped up to provide $15,000 to help children learn about the environment outdoors during the 2017-18 school year.

This year’s gift was timely given the growing need to connect children with nature. A grant from the Edith H Turner Foundation Fund at the Hamilton Community Foundation has covered transportation costs for high-needs schools in Hamilton which were the biggest barrier keeping several Hamilton schools from taking advantage of Outdoor Environmental Education programming offered in the Dundas Valley CA.

The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board has noted the program’s extremely positive impact and is seeking to partner with the Foundation and Conservation Authority to expand it from its already-impressive reach of over 8,000 students per year.

With more classes interested than ever before, the Foundation is looking more and more to corporate donors such as Rothsay who want to see their donations have a big impact on the lives of children living in Hamilton’s communities. To view a complete list of donors helping to get children learning outdoors during the 2017-18 school year, click here.