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Kids in the Forest Program May 12 – Beaver Bank

Every spring, the Department of Natural Resources puts on a program designed for grade levels 5 and 6 called "Kids in the Forest".  Children come to spend the whole day in the woods of Beaver Bank, where learning stations are set up to talk about things like conservation enforcement, wildlife adaptation, forest harvesting and regeneration, aquatic life in brooks and streams, fire fighting (with the wild fire suppression truck and helicopter on site – always a big hit with the children!), water quality/wetlands, rocks and minerals, insects, etc.  The folks who come to manage the learning stations are all professionals in their various fields, and the comments received from participating children and their teachers over the years have been very positive.

The date for this year’s program is Wednesday, May 12th, from 9:00 a.m. until about 2:00 p.m. and the organizers are prepared to accept homeschooled children working at a level of grade 4 through 8. There is no charge for this activity.

If you have children in the appropriate age/grade range and think your children would be interested, please send an email directly  to audreybarret(at)  with your name and contact information, and the names and ages of your children who will be attending.  About 20 participants are needed to make up a group.


Kimberly is a homeschooling mother of two living with her dear husband of over 25 years in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She works from home as a homeschool coach and offers OBM, writing, editing, social media, and tech services. In her free time she likes to hand-spin, knit, read, volunteer in local theatre, and horseback ride.