The “climate superheroes” initiative aims to educate children and young people on how to protect the surrounding nature.
Inspire the next generation to keep it cool for the sake of the environment.
This is the motto of the DreamRider Productions Society and its Planet Protector Academy campaign for children and young people, and thanks to recent grants it will have the means to reach a wider audience.
On Wednesday, July 6, the Port Moody company received $47,000 from the BC government to produce and broadcast a French version of one of its class videos.
“Keep Cool!” from the Planet Protector Academy! is an educational campaign that aims to make young people aware of ways to consider changing their transportation habits in order to save energy and fight against climate change.
Using a superhero theme, DreamRider has created a curriculum filled with “missions” for elementary school students watching the video, including lessons on climate, electricity, heat, transportation, and activity physical.
DreamRider was one of six nonprofits that received a total of $250,000 to enhance its resources to provide educational materials with French language options.
Adrian Dix, British Columbia’s Minister of Health and responsible for Francophone Affairs, says the funding will help meet the needs of local Francophone communities.
“I look forward to seeing the positive results these projects will have on the lives of Francophones, Francophiles, communities and businesses,” he said in a statement.
The money is part of a five-year, $1.25 million commitment to expand British Columbia’s French-language services, according to the province, stemming from Budget 2018.
According to DreamRider, more than 50% of families participating in its programs report driving and idling less because of the influence of their children and about 70% choose to save energy at home.
“Through story, music, interactive media, and live theater, we create inclusive, meaningful, full-throttle experiences that kids love and that instill positive environmental values in their hearts – and in their actions. “, reads the profile of the company.
“After experiencing our programs, children feel energized, happy and eager to put into practice what they have learned!”
For more information on DreamRider Productions and its Planet Protector Academy program, you can visit its website.