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

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!

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

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

Eagle Point Nature News – Get Your Free Copy!

Download your copy of Eagle Point Nature News .

Let’s Go on a Colour Safari!

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

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

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…

Nature News and the New Normal

Nature News As with any challenging situation, opportunities arise as a way to adjust to new circumstances. As we adapt to this new normal, we are super excited to announce the production of “Eagle Point Nature News.” To continue with our…

Good Stuff to Do with your Kids Outdoors – Part 1.

Life in the Time of Social Distancing The past week has been completely surreal.  Schools, many offices and businesses have already closed, with more closings looming.  Many of us are already working from home while finding things for our…

Fire and Ice Festival Returns!

Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council presents Family Day Eve Fire and Ice Festival in Drayton Valley, Alberta.

Christmas Arrives Early for Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council

Merry Christmas and to all a Big Thank You! On behalf of Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council, we’d like to extend our wish for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you.  May you all enjoy some quality time in the outdoors…

Brrr…How do they Survive?

Winter and Wildlife You’ve probably seen the meme of the cougar looking in through the patio door.  It says, “If you’re cold, they’re cold, bring them inside.” Of course, the meme is meant to make you laugh, but then you think about…

Parks Council News

New Catalog of Programs! We’ve been busy here at the Parks Council! We've been doing lots of great Outdoor and Environmental Programming with little ones and youth and been we've completed our new catalog of programs! We now offer 20…

BOLD Nature Kids Winter Session

REGISTER YOUR CHILD TODAY! Do you have kids aged 3 to 5 years old?  They will love BOLD Nature Kids!   BOLD Winter Sessions run from January 14 to April 9, 2020 with facilitator Jackie Greenlee, Registered Recreation Therapist.    Register…

Old Slogans, Hot Topics and a Few Facts

By Kathy Schwengler, Education & Outreach Coordinator Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council Old Slogans - Modern Movement Saving the planet isn’t a new idea. Can you believe that the slogan “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” was…

BOLD Nature Kids – A New Outdoor Program!

BOLD Nature Kids is a new program to get pre-school aged children outside!