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Kids In The Forest Program – May 13th (register by April 20)

Kids in The Forest Program – Department of Natural Resources

When:  Wednesday, May 13th from 9am – 2pm
Where:  woods of Beaver Bank (Sackville area)
Who?:  Homeschoolers Grades 4-8
Register: by April 20th, email audreyrbarrett@eastlink.ca to register and for more information

Every spring, the Department of Natural Resources puts on a program  called "Kids in the Forest". Bus loads of children come to spend the whole day in the woods of Beaver Bank (Sackville area), 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,………….. – it’s a pretty full day! 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 have been very positive.

 

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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.