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Trailer to give connection to nature

Kids examine owl pellets © Laurie Sullivan CC BY 2.0

Submitted by Amanda Layng
The Chronicle-Journal
April 1, 2018

Hands-on activities are sure to capture children’s attention at Ontario Nature’s mobile trailer this year.

Let’s face it, kids are delighted by gross stuff.

Whether its picking through imitation owl vomit or identifying animals by their scat (a.k.a. poop), Ontario Nature’s mobile outreach trailer will naturally capture their attention when it leaps into action again this spring.

With generous support from the Thunder Bay Community Foundation, we have expanded our education and outreach programs by updating our nature-based toolkit with activities and supplies sure to pull kids away from their electronic devices.

The trailer will be travelling around Thunder Bay and region to deliver nature-based programs focused on connecting young people – and the young at heart – with nature.

With more than 40 events planned this year, we will continue to contribute to the programming of local and regional organizations, including Lakehead University, EcoSuperior, Ontario Parks, Lakehead Region Conservation Authority, the City of Thunder Bay, Lakehead Public Schools, and the townships of Nipigon and Terrace Bay.

Ontario Nature is a charitable membership-based organization that works to protect wildlife and their habitats through conservation, education and public engagement.

We provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn more about nature in our region and encourage their participation in nature conservation.

If you are interested in having Ontario Nature at your event this summer please contact by email at amandal@ontarionature.org or call 807-286-1789.