It’s almost time to welcome in September and a new year of learning, adventuring, children going back to school and post-summer routines. How has your family spent the summer months? As a family, we’ve been busy renovating, moving and trying to sneak in as many trips to Twin Bays and the Goat River as we can. My 5 year old never seems to notice the smokey skies, especially when there are frogs and minnows to catch! We discovered (new to us) the wonders of Moyie Lake Provincial Park: trails for biking on, meandering creeks to explore (more frogs and minnows) and interesting rocks to collect by canoe.
As a Society, we’ve used this summer to assemble a new board of directors, plan a new program (Nature Explorers for Homeschoolers), apply for grants and ready ourselves for a new year of forest play and learning. I couldn’t be more excited to start a new year of Nature School, getting ready to meet new children and introduce them to the trails, Tipi and forest plants and critters. The apples are ripening, and blue autumn skies are here.
This year, with some our grant funds, we’ll be able to lend rain gear and backpacks to a few Nature School participants who might not have their own (thank you CBT!). We’ll be creating a very special library of nature stories and field guides, acquiring our own fire bowl for the winter, not to mention other exciting things! We have a few new staff who I hope to introduce soon. As always, I feel so appreciate of Creston’s wonderful community, which has been very supportive along the Creston Kids Outside journey.
As always, if you’re curious about any of our programs for 3-5 year olds, or K-4 Homeschoolers, don’t hesitate to get in touch. If you haven't signed up yet, there are still a spaces left in both programs.
P.S. Here are a few pictures of both our families (Zavallennahh's and mine) enjoying the outdoors this summer.