Environmental Childrens Book Launch

first_imgSchool children across the province will get the chance to read a children’s book written by their peers about protecting Nova Scotia’s environment. From Campfire to Forest Fire will be launched at Bras d’Or Elementary School in Cape Breton on Wednesday, June 7 at 1 p.m. as part of Environment Week celebrations. The book is the follow-up to the successful 2001-02 release Little Smelt, Little Smelt, Why are you sick? The book teaches children what can be done to help a forest regenerate after an accidental fire. Its authors are former Grade 5 students at George’s River Elementary and Bras d’Or Elementary. It was edited by Department of Environment and Labour employee, Barb Bryden. Three thousand books were published with funding from the Department of Environment and Labour and income raised from the sales of the first book. “By helping to make this series of books, students in Nova Scotia are learning the importance of environmental protection,” said Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, Minister of Environment and Labour. “In addition, they get to participate in a fun, interesting and unique educational opportunity.” The book’s illustrations are based on drawings by the young students. The colourful storybook will be used in classrooms throughout Nova Scotia. Proceeds from From Campfire to Forest Fire will help to fund various school programs and activities. Environment Week is celebrated from June 4 to 10 with events happening around the province.last_img