When children spend time in nature they develop a strong connection to their environment. Did you know that time spent in nature can also offer many health benefits to a child? Social, emotional and physical benefits have all been linked to time spent in nature. Do you know someone grades 1-5 that has an interest in nature? Would you like to see a healthy outdoor glow in that child's smile? Then NATURE PLAY is for them!
The Community Services Division would like to welcome participants to join our Nature Play program. Each week, we meet at the Lt. Colonel Clifton Centre at 350 6th Avenue NE before heading outdoors to take part in nature themed activities along the Chinook Parkway.
This 4 week program is open for children in grades 1-5 and runs on Saturdays from 10am-12pm. The program will begin on Saturday, September 11 and run until Saturday, October 2.
Each week participants will meet and return to the Lt. Colonel Clifton Centre - Lower Lounge
Please ensure that your child comes equipped with appropriate clothing for all weather conditions as we will be outdoors with little access to shelter most of the time. Children will likely get dirty with activities and may get cold or wet.
Clothing Recommendations: Shoes for walking, rubber boots, coat (can be waterproof), hat and gloves.
It would be also beneficial to bring a water bottle as well.
Registration opens online Monday, August 30 @ 8:00am: CLICK HERE to register
In the event of inclement weather, the program will continue out of the lower lounge at Lt. Col. Clifton Centre.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Community Services Division at (306) 778-2787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.