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Join us for an exciting PA Day full of exploration, fun and adventure! Children ages 6 to 12 can connect with nature through a variety of activities with a Winter Olympics theme such as Kicksledding, Snowshoeing, and much more!
February 2nd, 2018
For more information and to register, please click here.
Enjoy a nature filled, family fun day that embraces outdoor learning. Families can snowshoe or hike (weather dependent) through the forest, enjoy a warm snack at the fire, create with loose parts, build shelters, and more! Learn all about what The Nature School at Kortright has to offer.
When: Monday February 19, 2018
Time: 12 pm to 3 pm
Where: Kortright Centre for Conservation- 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Vaughan
Who: The whole family
Admission is free
For more information please visit TheNatureSchool.ca
The YRNC is excited to partner with the p.i.n.e project for this full day conference with workshops focusing on Nature Connection for Early Years Educators. Participants will learn key methods to confidently facilitate experiences in nature with (groups of) young children (0-6yrs).
Educators will further develop their own connection to nature, experience outdoor activities, and discuss and learn more about teaching tools such as bird language, fire making, edible and medicinal plants, mentoring and more.
Join us at The Kortright Centre for Conservation for this unique conference!
Want to bring your 4-11 year old along? Sign them up for our Nature Camp, run by the p.i.n.e project team. Click here for more details!
* Please note that this camp is for children who's parent/guardian is registered for the YRNC's May 5th Conference, Growing Roots: Building Nature Connection in the Early Years.
Kids will range out onto the land with experienced p.i.n.e instructors for a full day of exploring, finding secret spots on the landscape, and looking for wildlife (and their tracks and signs). Kids programming may also include building shelters, cooking over a fire, carving, and plenty of games and play.
Please pack a peanut free lunch for your child and be ready for all weather conditions as this is an outdoor program.
Ages: 4-6 and 7-11
When: Saturday May 5, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm