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More nature-friendly events for your family

Child with dandelion More nature-friendly events for you and your family:

  • Go "Wild for Wolfville" this Saturday, June 13th. with a day of nature appreciation and stewardship – a guided nature walk in the morning, a fantastic, picnic-style local lunch (provided), and an afternoon of stewardship activities at a nearby protected site. Please note however that the stewardship activities (pulling out invasive plants, etc.) may be difficult for young kids.

    The event is free for Nature Trust members. If you’re not a member, the cost is $10 per person or $20 per family. Rain date is Saturday, June 20th. Transportation may be provided to the site from Halifax (subject to demand). Please bring blankets, tarps, or lawn chairs to sit on.

    For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Karen McKendry at 902-425-5263 or karen@nsnt.ca, or visit their website at www.nsnt.ca.

  • Explore Georges Island this weekend! This national historic site is not normally open to the public so this is definitely a treat. This is a kid-friendly event though using strollers can be difficult over the fields and dirt roads. There will be costumes for dressing up, underground tunnel tours, period actors, lots of areas for the kids to run – and, of course, the ferry ride!

    The ferry runs every hour Saturday and Sunday starting at 11am until the last ferry leaves from Georges Island at 6pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 6 and under (plus $2 service charge each). Tickets must be purchased in advance. Click here for more details on the event and how to buy tickets.

 And here's something for the school kids:

  • Active & Safe Routes to School offers early registration prizes for International Walk to School Month in October (Walk to School Week: October 5 to 9). Schools/groups registered by June 30 enter a draw for one of three Teaching Green Guides from Green Teacher. There are more prizes to be won by participating schools/groups. Register online at www.saferoutesns.ca. Active & Safe Routes to School is coordinated by the Ecology Action Center in partnership with the Nova Scotia Department of Health Promotion and Protection as part of the Active Kids Healthy Kids Initiative.

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