See Your Message Here

If you are interested in seeing your organization's message on LOHASWire, please contact us at:

Ontario, Canada

Want More Depth?

If you're looking for more info on this story, we'd be happy to set you up with someone to speak to about why this story is relevant to your audience.

Interview Opportunity

Looking to add more depth? We can schedule an interview for you with the people mentioned here. Call:
Or email: mleung@ecostrategy.ca

For More Information

If you'd like any more details about this news, or would like to get the inside scoop on upcoming, similar news, send us an email: distribution@lohaswire.com


Interview Opportunity: Oxford Junior Dictionary drops nature words - Ontario Nature responds

Wednesday, December 10th 2008 12:41:05pm

Interview Opportunity

Ontario Nature sees the dropping of "nature" words from Oxford Junior Dictionary as an important indicator of the devaluation of environmental education

- Caroline Schultz, Executive Director of Ontario Nature (a network of over 140 conservation and naturalist clubs across Ontario)

Caroline is well qualified to comment on the recent action by the Oxford Dictionary to delete many "nature" words (such as kingfisher, otter, heron and acorn). She is a scientist, mother of two children, and a passionate advocate for instilling knowledge of nature in Ontarians both young and old.

Caroline can answer questions on:

• The overall support for environmental education in Ontario.
• Trends in environmental education.
• Why knowledge of the natural world is important.
• How "nature" can be made more relevant to an increasingly urbanized population.
• Recommendation for instilling a love for nature in children.
• What do the Oxford dictionary changes mean for society?

To schedule interviews, please contact:
Don Huff, Environmental Communication Options 416-972-7404  

Ontario Nature
protects wild species and wild spaces through conservation, education and public engagement. It connects thousands of individuals and communities with nature through conservation groups across the province (charitable registration #10737 8952 RR0001). For more information, visit www.ontarionature.org.