Earth Day activities planned for April 22

 

 

By Danica Skakavac

 

In honour of this year’s Earth Day, the Natural Pathways Forest and Nature School will be holding an array of hands-on activities that teaches both parents and children the importance of our planet’s health.

It is to be held at Camp Bryerswood from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 22. These activities will include cooking on a campfire, a scavenger hunt and guest speakers plus the opportunity to plant your own tree.

The organization offers the forest school program for children to develop a connection with nature. It is an opportunity to give back to the earth and develop stewardship within the children who participate, as well as encourage curiosity and learn more about nature itself overall.

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Natural Pathways is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to encourage people and connect families in the community with nature and become actively involved. They were first started in September of 2016 and since then have also held programs at Holiday Beach and Cedarwood. This is the first time the program has held an event like this.

“We are a ‘very green’ program,” said Pat Andrews, the current executive director and lead instructor of Natural Pathways.

Not only is the program showing the “green” side of Earth Day, but they are also bringing in Aboriginal components of wisdom. An activity that is included is the drumming circle by White Feather Holistic Arts.

“We’re all connected,” Andrews added. “Everything we do is connected. It’s important to show that.”

For more information, visit the Natural Pathways website at www.naturalpathways.ca or contact Andrews at 519-990-0756.

Camp Bryerswood is located at 6480 Texas Road, between Concession 6 North and Howard Ave.

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