CARE Stratford Jr. will be starting on Monday at Shakespeare Public School.CARE - Common Action for the Restoration of the Environment Junior - invites students from grades 1-6 who are interested in exploring environmental issues to attend. CARE Jr. will meet once a month from 3:30- 5 p.m. Students will participate in environmental activities, integrating art, games, drama and exploration.CARE Jr. will build on the success of its first summer camp program. Providing citizens of all ages with opportunities to examine environmental issues and to develop action plans has always been integral to the vision and purpose of CARE Stratford, states a press release. The after-school program will help to facilitate awareness and engagement of children."I really liked when we did some of the science projects. I learned a lot about the environment," says Ethan, 6, a CARE Jr Summer Camp participant.The program will be led by educators Melanie Hahn and Meghan Lewington from the Avon Maitland District School Board."My son attended the CARE Jr. summer camp and not only had an amazing time but is was a great chance for him to learn and explore. This fall, we're looking forward to involving more students in our community and increasing their environmental awareness," said Hahn, co-leader of CARE Jr."I am so thankful to have Melanie and Meghan taking the lead for CARE Jr.," said Kerry McManus, CARE Stratford chair. "They are both excellent educators who will make the after-school program fun, informative and engaging."For all of the dates, topics and to sign up visit the CARE Jr. page on the CARE. Stratford website http://www.carestratford.org/carejr.html. Fill out the registration form and bring it with you on Sept. 22 or send it electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.