Dear #bioSMTP Participants & Supporters (past & present),
We hope that you and your students have enjoyed participating in the School Malaise Trap Program over the past few years. Our staff at BIO truly believe in the educational value of this program and are ecstatic that we have been able to provide this opportunity to nearly 500 classrooms and 15,000 students across Canada since 2013.
Currently, the School Malaise Trap Program costs about $1000 per school to run, and we have the ambitious goal of continuing to provide this program to approximately 60 schools in both the fall and spring of each year. Sadly, during 2016 we will be unable to reach this goal. Due to a lack of funding, we will not be able to host the Spring 2016 School Malaise Trap Program. All remaining funds have been channeled towards a guaranteed Fall 2016 program.
With the hopes of bringing back the Spring program in 2017, we are in the midst of applying for major funding which holds the potential of supporting the program for quite some time – yet we will need your help to make this future a reality. If you enjoyed the program and the learning opportunities that it provided to your students, please consider writing a letter of support on our behalf so that we may forward this positive feedback to our generous funders with the hopes of gaining continued support.
Please help us keep the School Malaise Trap Program alive!
We ask that letters be written and signed (if possible) on official school/institution letterhead and submitted by Feb. 9th, 2016.
Letters may be sent using the options listed below:
Scan & email: bioschoolmalaise@gmail.
Fax: (519) 824-5703
Education and Outreach
Biodiversity Institute of Ontario
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, ON, Canada N1G 2W1
We thank you for your continued enthusiasm and support and look forward to hearing from you soon.
The School Malaise Trap Program Team