Tag Archives: education

It’s Event Season! Join the Passport, Challenge & Walk

Birding, Walking, Biodiversity and Wilderness. Take part in some of the great upcoming events to connect with nature in our neighbourhood!

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Get ready for the Passport to Nature: With Maple Tree I.D.

When is a beloved maple tree not a beloved maple tree? When it’s not a native species. Of eight species of maple growing in Ontario, one has caught the ire of conservationists,and over the last decade or so quite lot of effort has been made to get rid it. The dark one in question is the Norway maple.

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In the News: Wildlife On the Move

A decade ago, we would visit Niagara-on-the-Lake for a glimpse of these species, and marvel that their ranges just barely reached into the southernmost bits of Ontario.

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Stamping out Your Carbon Footprint

When brainstorming methods to improve your ecological footprint, the common examples such as recycling, turning the lights off, and carpooling come to mind. There are many other approaches, however, which will help you become more environmentally cautious.

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You and the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

We are not the owners of this Earth, we are merely its guardians for a short time. That being said, the pace of world trade, manufacturing and consumption has grown exponentially in the past century.

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The Little Sprouts have arrived in Orillia

It all started as an idea to ensure that children have the knowledge and tools to tackle complex environmental issues. Today, that idea continues to grow and evolve, as The Couchiching Conservancy has launched an eco-club called the Little Sprouts.

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Making lifelong memories, naturally

How can you help children engage in the wild outdoors? We can start by protecting the wild spaces for future generations and by making Nearby Nature Education and Exploration accessible to all.

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Introducing kids to nature is good for the future

Our most memorable childhood experiences, those that shape us, take place in the company of a trusted adult. Given the highly protective, restrictive nature of children’s outdoor experiences in today’s world, the presence of an involved adult is key. In essence, these adults act as the gatekeepers of children’s access to the natural world.

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Wild Education: Nature in the Neighbourhood

Nature in the Neighborhood is The Couchiching Conservancy’s flagship youth engagement program. It was established to help ensure that students from all backgrounds have access to affordable, locally-based, outdoor education. By engaging students to seek and find the “wild” within their own community, we aim to empower our youth with the skills to explore the outdoors and nurture a love of the natural world.

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Nature in the Neighbourhood in full bloom

Three years ago, The Couchiching Conservancy set out with the Gosling Foundations to launch Nature in the Neighbourhood, a low-cost program that draws kids’ attention to nature all around them.

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