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Prepare for Winter!

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ARE YOU PREPARED FOR WINTER WEATHER? By Erin Klatt It’s that time of year, when the days are shorter, the weather changes faster and you really need to be dressed for anything. In beautiful Alberta, you can experience all four seasons…

Outdoor Games for Families

Summer is fleeting so get out and get as much fresh air as you can with your family and friends! During COVID, please practise appropriate social distancing measuring. KICK THE CAN YOU WILL NEED A TIN CAN and FIVE OR MORE PLAYERS Put…

Wild Mint Iced Tea!

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Did you know that wild mint grows in many parts of Alberta? Wild mint can be found in wet areas along shores of lakes and pond or in wet places in field and ditches throughout central and northern Alberta. Features of Wild Mint (Mentha…

Insects and Spiders Learning Links

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Insect and Spider Learning Links and Activities Fun Stuff Crafts - How to Paint a Bug Rock Music - Songs about Bugs, Insects, Spiders and Slugs Movies - A Bug’s Life - Watch the Trailer Bug Bingo Activity Page Insect Hotels: A Refuge…

Catching Bugs with a Pooter

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Build your own Pooter to Catch Bugs! Scientists call them aspirators, but bug enthusiasts call them pooters.  Pooters help scientists (and kids) catch small insects for closer examination without touching them. These simple instructions will…

The Disappearing Bug

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Why are bugs disappearing and why should you care?

Wetlands Learning Links

Links & Learning WETLANDS LINKS Pond Dipping with Eagle Point Video Experiment: Build a Water Filter Wetlands Activity Sheets (Bingo, Crosswords and More): www.epbrparkcouncil.org/pond-dipping Identification: Aquatic Plants of…

Experiment – Wetlands as a Filter

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Did you know that one of the great benefits of wetlands is their ability to filter run-off before it enters open water? Sediments and pollutants (including manure and chemicals) that pass through a wetlands before entering open water are filtered…

Pond Dipping

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Wonders of Wetlands is our most popular Environmental Education program. Kids love pond dipping! Turn it into a family adventure by visiting a wetland to discover who and what lives there. The best time for pond dipping is early June until early…

Campfire Cooking #1 – Bannock

Bannock on a Stick 3 cups flour 2 TBsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 cup lard or butter (cubed) 3/4 to 1 cup water * You can add 1 tsp sugar, cinnamon, dried currants or cranberries to the dough before you cook it for…

Learning Links for the Camping Issue

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Take the Camping Issue Learning Further with these handy links! If you're thinking about building a fire on your camping trip, check for Alberta Fire Bans at www.albertafirebans.ca Want Shelter or Fort Ideas?  Read Eagle Point-Blue…

Backyard Shelters for a Night Under the Stars

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Now I see the secret of making the best person:   it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the Earth. - Walt Whitman Sleeping in the outdoors has been linked to many health benefits and helps kids form a more intimate connection…

Whose Song is it Anyways? A Bird Sound Challenge!

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Bird Sound Challenge - Two Ways to get your kids to connect with nature through bird sounds! Video or quiz format!

Connecting Kids to Nature with Bird Bingo

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Your kids will "Connect" to Nature with Eagle Point Bird Bingo!

Eagle Point Nature News – Get Your Free Copy!

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Download your copy of Eagle Point Nature News .

Let’s Go on a Colour Safari!

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Colour Hunting for the Kids! Enjoy interactive nature walks with your little ones with this colour hunting activity! Kick up your child's observation skills while helping them connect with nature.  Parents - even you may be surprised with…

Nature Journals are not just for Scientists

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Nature Journals are a great way to get kids to build a deeper connection to nature while enhancing their observations skills.

Eagle Point Nature News Volume 2

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Good Stuff to do with your Kids - Part 2 - Puddles and Wild Birds' Eggs By Kathy Schwengler, Education & Outreach Coordinator, EPBR Parks Council Download your Copy of Eagle Point Nature News Vol 2 This morning, I was out catching…