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Cultivating Joy

The world is in upheaval as we cope with the disruption, uncertainty, and fear of the COVID-19 pandemic. Collectively, we’ve never seen a time...

Pandemic Parenting

We parents have our work cut out for us.How do you juggle working from home with parenting without support? How do you continue your...

Keep ’em Busy…

Chrome Music Lab makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments. You can play with these experiments across devices—phones, tablets, laptops—just by opening...

Keep ’em Learning…

The Learning Portal is for learners of all ages, and it features all kinds of cool info about the Royal BC Museum. You can...

Get Moving!

Families, physical activity and fun Parents know that physical activity is beneficial to the health of their children: it positively affects physical health, cognition, and...

Books for Black History Month

This February, like many Februaries before it, we take the time to celebrate Black History Month. It’s a time when we can acknowledge the...

The Benefits of Forest & Nature Schools

Do kids today get outside as much as you did as a child? Research says, “no.”Free play has also taken a backseat to organized...

What’s Out in Winter?

Late winter isn’t usually considered the best time of year to get out in nature. The days are short, the air is chilly, and...

Dishing on Dinosaur Dramas

There is a meme circulating the internet titled “Times You Know the Most about Dinosaurs.” It’s a line graph with large spikes at age...

Memories of Nature

What is your favourite childhood nature memory?One of mine is of playing hide and go seek in a lupine field with my brother and...

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...

Eat Your Vegetables!

This time of year it’s hard to be motivated to eat vegetables. Tomatoes are more rubbery than juicy. Cucumbers go moldy almost as soon...
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May 2020

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