Finding ways to get the kids off screens and out into nature can be difficult, but it's worth the effort. By engaging in these activities as a family, parents and teachers can foster curiosity, environmental awareness, and positive family experiences. It doesn't require a grand adventure; meaningful activities can happen right at home or in one's local outdoor space. The blog post has hopefully offered valuable insight on how to create lasting memories and discover the beauty of nature firsthand with your children aged 6-12.
If you are on an outdoor family activity in a forested area, sit in silence and listen. The sounds of nature calm you. Maybe it’s the sound of rustling leaves. Or the early morning composition of birds calling out to the world. A stream rushing over rocks and past grassy banks can transport you into another world.
As we celebrate Canada's 156th birthday, let's take a moment to be respectful, educate ourselves, and reflect on how we want to celebrate. This is an opportunity to honour the diverse cultures, histories, and contributions that make Canada so special.
June 1st is World Reef Awareness Day. Canada may have the most lakes in the world but we do connect to the ocean on 3 sides of our country! The ocean plays a huge role in our lives and so too do the ocean's ecosystems so what are the oceanic habitats in Canada?
Living a sustainable lifestyle at home may be second nature, but what about when you venture out into a new environment for fun family activities? With a little extra planning, you can still have a terrific time while leaving minimal impact when hiking, camping, or exploring.
Mother Nature is a strong and consistent force in our lives, just like any mother in our lives who work hard and keep on going. Why don’t we look at some beautiful, simple and environmentally friendly art!
Music can bring powerful emotions and feelings. Ever get goosebumps when listening to a live performance? Ever turn on a particular genre of music to demand a change in your mood or to calm down? Nature and music have physical, emotional, and mental effects on the human psyche. They are both critical to human life.