Re-connecting to Nature

Re-Connecting with Nature Booklet (Download for your convenience)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10677927/Reconnect%20Participant%20Manual%20May%2016%20Cover%20+%20Text.pdf

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Hike Nova Scotia receiving the Bluenose Achievement Award at the Recreation Nova Scotia Conference last week (Sept. 28, 29, 2016 in Pictou) for the Re-Connecting with Nature Workshop SeriesNaturally Active for Life Victoria County hosted one of the courses June 2015 in St.Ann’s.

Bluenose Achievement Award
This Award recognizes: an individual or community group that provides/supports activities and services that successfully achieves the values and benefits of recreation.

Pictured receiving the award from left to right are:
Garnet McLaughlin (Hike NS President), Janet Barlow (Hike NS Executive Director) and George Taylor (a Re-Connecting with Nature Workshop Instructor). On the right is Meg Cuming (Recreation NS President) presenting the award.

RE-CONNECTING WITH NATURE WORKSHOP
Truro – October 21, 2016

The Re-Connecting with Nature workshop is a hands-on day of adventure to improve your ability to lead and share an appreciation and understanding of nature with children and youth. It will take place in Truro on October 21. The workshop cost is $50, $40 for paid members of Hike NS or $25 for parents and volunteer leaders. It is offered through Hike Nova Scotia in partnership with the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage with support from Acadia University.

 

5 Re-Connecting with Nature Workshops 2016 took place as follows:

  • June 3 in Liverpool
  • June 8 in Wolfville
  • June 11 in Halifax
  • June 15 in Pictou County
  • June 17 in Sydney

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Register with Leader: Alan Warner e-mail: alan.h.warner@gmail.com

or Janet Barlow, Hike Nova Scotia   e-mail: info@hikenovascotia.ca

http://nsoutdoornetwork.ca/WanderstreamUI/pages/courses.xhtml?courseId=21&mode=nonWiki

Participants learn to lead and share an appreciation and understanding of nature with children and youth.

The workshop was offered through Hike Nova Scotia in partnership with the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage with support from Acadia University. Learn more at http://tiny.cc/d5vxay

The Shared Strategy for Advancing Recreation in Nova Scotia identifies Connecting People with Nature as a key goal of the provincial plan. In order to help achieve this goal, there is a critical need to increase the capacity of adult leaders in Nova Scotia who can help children and youth to spend more time appreciating, understanding and caring for the natural world while being physically active in the outdoors. We are currently looking for leaders who would like to become instructors to deliver this workshop over the next few years on a periodic basis through Hike NS. Attached is the application outlining the Train the Trainer Leadership training opportunity hosted by Hike NS, May 13th-15th 2016

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The goal is to ensure that we have capacity through-out the province to deliver this workshop.

You can contact me if you have any questions:

Mike Hudson

Active Living Consultant – Coaching Education/Leadership Development

Active Living Branch – Dept of Health & Wellness

Barrington Tower, 1894 Barrington St – 14th Floor

Halifax, NS   B3J 2A8

Tel: (902) 424-3913 / Fax: (902) 424-0663

mike.hudson@gov.ns.ca / http://www.coachingns.ca

Back to Nature – Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor Skills for Youth
May 11, 2016
The Natural Resources Education Centre will be offering a five-day, one-overnight program: “Back to Nature – Hunting Fishing and Outdoor Skills for Youth” July 11 – 15, 2016 in Middle Musquodoboit. This program will include hands-on outdoor skills such as fishing, survival, archery and shelter building as well as the Canadian Firearms Safety and Hunter Education Courses.
Registration is now open and is being administered by the Natural Resources Education Centre. Please visit our website to learn more: https://novascotia.ca/natr/hunt/2016-camps.asp Or contact the Natural Resources Education Centre: nrec@novascotia.ca
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