When children play outdoors in nature, it’s been shown to positively impact their overall development and well-being. Indoor play cannot accurately replicate outdoor play as a child has to experience and connect with the outside world. Outdoor education focuses on outdoor play opportunities in the natural world through guided walks, exploring the insects, birds and animals that live around us and other nature-based activities.
Application period opens June 5th, 2023
For more information or to enroll your child contact:
Program limit: 12 children
Age: 3 – 6 years old
Location: NihKanis Head Start Early Childhood Centre, 9 Franklin Avenue at the back entrance
Program Dates: June 26th – July 21st, 2023
Time: Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm
Parents are responsible to provide their child’s lunch for the daily noon picnic.
Snacks will be provided
The 2023 STEM Camp Program will focus on Species at Risk in the South Slave Region. In partnership with the Aurora College Research Institute and Parks Canada, the youth will experience guided day trips into the Wood Buffalo National Park to look for “Species at Risk” using their binoculars, field journals and nature guides. They will get the chance to use their Freshwater Testing Kit to learn about the water of the Slave River and how important water stewardship is to the fish and other species that rely on the river for life. The teens will develop and build a bumblebee habitat that will provide the flowers to produce the nectar for the bees and nesting homes for the bees. They will learn how the bees behave and reproduce in the wild. Their field guide will highlight what they can do to help conserve and protect these important creatures.
More information and registration dates will follow and be posted on the Salt River First Nation Facebook page as soon as it’s available.