Nature

Climate Change Education in Public Schools

When I went to elementary school 20 odd years ago in Vancouver, we had guest speakers come into the classroom and teach us about...

The ‘Dead’ of Winter

The cold weather has arrived along with the need to grab an extra sweater in the morning, frost glistening on spider webs, and of...

Screen Time in Green Time

When I was 16 years old and earned my Novice (N) driver’s license, I got my first cell phone. With an N, you can...

Spot that Flying ‘V’

There is something so captivating about seeing a large bird soaring overhead. Lately I’ve found myself craning my neck to follow the graceful swooping...

A Naturalist’s Guide to Beach Exploration

Summer is the perfect time to visit the beach with your family thanks to warm weather and daytime low tides. The intertidal zone, the...

10 Ways to Build Community

These little things can help us slow down, even just a little, to check in on the quality of our relationships with family, friends...

Wet Feet, Wet Hands…Intertidal exploring

Lettuce, cucumber, lemons, peaches, pork, fried egg, and bread—this may resemble a picnic ingredients shopping list, but they are in fact local marine species....

Keeping Cool in Regional Parks

Looking for some outdoor fun with your grandchildren? With warm weather and longer daylight, summer is an excellent time to get outside with the...

Summer at Swan Lake

Summer time, and the living is easy!It’s summer, the favorite season of ice cream vendors and pool salespeople. It’s a time for BBQs, wearing...

What’s the Buzz?

We’ve all heard it. Bees are in trouble. Due to pesticides, loss of natural food sources, climate change, and an increase in parasites, their...

Put a Spring in Your Step

After a long, wet winter, most adults can’t wait to get outside to observe the blossoming of a new season. Kids, however, might have...

Into the Woods

My family and I have been hiking the extensive trails in and around the Southern Vancouver Island region for almost 10 years now. From...
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Aug/Sept 2020

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Victoria Academy of Ballet