Guest leader Ben Bohemier will lead us on a trail walk to look for mycological observations. We will discuss the biology and ecology of forest fungi along the way.
In addition to our regular family-friendly events, TBFN offers three streams of programming specifically for children and youth.
These events have been designed for children 6-11 years old, but older and younger children are also welcome. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during these events.
Naturalist events for the family! Budding naturalists are introduced to basic naturalist skills, science, and local ecosystems during fun events with games and hands-on activities.
For youth 12-15 years old.
Explore and learn about the natural world in a fun, peer setting. Efts can deepen their understanding of science and nature with guest experts, field trips, arts, and other exciting activities.
For youth 15-19 years old.
The Nature Explorers With Technology (NEWT) program is run in partnership with Lakehead University and Let’s Talk Science. NEWTs continue to develop their naturalist skills while participating in community science initiatives (e.g. iNaturalist) and practicing science communication (e.g. through the development of educational vlogs and assisting with the Wolf Packs and Efts programs).
Registration for the NEWT program can be found here: https://tbfn.net/tbfn-nature-explorers-with-technology-newts-registration/
WOLF PACKS EVENT - This event has been designed for children 6-11 years old, but older and younger children are also welcome. Parent/guardian accompaniment is required.
Let's get inspired by nature! We will use our creativity, observation skills, and appreciation of nature during fall-themed art projects. We will be outside, so comfortable layers are recommended.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during Wolf Packs events.
Please note, there is a $5 parking fee for the Cascades to support the work of the LRCA. Alternatively, annual parking passes can be purchased for $40 +HST from the LRCA website.
October 9th is the fall Global Big Day and World Migratory Bird Day. Global Big Days celebrate birds and birding while collecting valuable observation data during the spring and fall migration seasons. We will participate in this community science initiative with Keith Wade who will lead us on a trip to observe land and water birds at Mission Marsh Conservation Area. We will discuss bird migration and the impacts of climate change on migrating birds.
This is a combined event for both Efts (12-15 year olds) and NEWTs (high school students 15+).
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