'Plants with Purpose' Registration
Have you ever wanted to learn more about the wild plants around you? Have you listened to the stories they can tell? This workshop, led by two award-winning educators, will introduce you to many local green friends, and learn the stories about the roles they play.
Saturday, March 4, 9:30 AM to 12:00 noon Camp Kawartha Environment Centre (2505 Pioneer Rd., Peterborough)
This workshop was developed as part of the Truth and Reconciliation movement in Canada. ‘Plants with Purpose’ was created in concert with the Indigenous team and schools of Simcoe County District School Board to help build connections between the land and the plants among us. They have created a beautiful set of illustrated cards showcasing 55 common local plants, where they grow, Indigenous and wildlife interactions, and plant names in English, French, Anishinaabemowin and Michif.
YOUR WORKSHOP GUIDES
Bonnie is a popular and talented environmental educator with over 30 years’ experience engaging children of all ages and backgrounds in outdoor learning. She has also shared her skills with educators across the country as a Project Wild facilitator trainer, program director at Bark Lake Leadership Centre, and keynote speaker at many environmental education conferences. She currently works with the Simcoe County Board of Education as Outdoor Environmental Education and Healthy Active Living Coordinator. She delights in being a guide for environmental and social change.
Sherri is a well-known local educator who has loved being outdoors all her life. Throughout her 20 years of working with young people, she has worked at Camp Kawartha, Bark Lake Leadership Centre, Peel District School Board, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, and Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. Sherri is also an Outdoor Activity Consultant with the Pathway Project, where she has worked with many local schools. Sherri’s many talents include
This program is useful for teachers, parents, or anyone with an interest in local plants. It will also help you start planning a wild plants garden for your school or home, and appreciate the many gifts these plants carry. Resources will be shared.
Pre-registration required. Free of charge to Trailblazer teachers in the Pathway Project. $25 fee for others. All welcome!
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