Wild Weekends involve a series of educational guided nature hikes (approx. 1-2 hours) every second Sunday (11AM to 1PM) and skill-building workshops every second Saturday (11AM to 2PM) from July to mid-September and are designed to be accessible to people of all ages.
This year, Wild Weekend Sunday nature hikes will be offered at four different locations: the HLC, Thomas Raddall Provincial Park, White Point Beach Resort and Carters Beach. Each hike through forests and along coastlines will be centered on a different theme. Participants will be encouraged to explore and experience the natural environment in different ways, including: through sight (e.g. visual identification plants/animals with the naked eye, magnifying glasses or binoculars), sound (e.g. learning to identify birds based on their songs), and touch (e.g. getting their hands wet in the inter-tidal zone to learn about marine critters).
Alternatively, all Wild Weekend Saturday workshops will be offered at the HLC. Led by local experts, workshops will provide opportunities to build rural skills, develop naturalist knowledge, tap into inner-creativity, and/or enhance cultural awareness. These will include such activities as seaweed identification, wild food foraging, and nature photography. While Saturday workshops do not include a meal, tea and coffee will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic-style lunch to enjoy while on site and are welcome to use the facilities at the HLC to prepare a warm meal if desired.
Wild Weekends are designed to foster a stewardship ethic and appreciation for the natural environment and rural living. Activities are open to visitors and local community members alike. To keep Wild Weekend programming accessible, all hikes and workshops are free, but participants are encouraged to make a Pay-What-You-Can donation to ensure the HLC can continue to provide learning opportunities for years to come! For dates check out our events calendar or our Facebook page!
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