Families in Nature
Volunteer & Work
About Families in Nature
Families in Nature encourages families and friends to experience the natural world together by examining the beauty and complexity of Carp Ridge, our local habitat. It is offered by Martha Webber, local activist and owner of 'Look and Listen', a small business that teaches natural interpretation by observing the wonderful variety of seasonal changes in Eastern Ontario trees, plants and animals. Martha is a wealth of knowledge and enjoys sharing her wisdom with children & adults alike.
In our walks we use awareness games such as "predator-prey camouflage" and other group exercises. Comfort and survival techniques are discussed, as well things to avoid at the edge of the wild. Often someone brings treats for after the hike. The pace is liesurely and possible for anyone wanting a nice, occasionally brisk, hike in the bush.
Many uneasy eyes will be on us as we explore trails, so it is important to move quietly, talk softly to birds and squirrels, and be accepted by them as polite visitors. Remember, we are guests in their home. Individuals are encouraged to observe and share their discoveries.
About the Monthly Schedule and Pre-Registration:
Usually the first Sunday of the month, Carp Ridge Learning Centre,
Pre-registration is recommended (arrive a bit early or download the reg. form below). See our weather policy also, just below.
Please download and fill out this Participation Agreement/Waiver to bring with you.
For more info call 613-839-1179 or email email@example.com
Weather policy & cancellation: Families in Nature will be cancelled if the weather includes electrical storms, heavy rainfall, heavy snowfall, or temperatures below -20 degrees. If we cancel for bad weather, our walk will happen the following Sunday at the same time.
2012 - 2013 Outing Schedule:
Sunday, Oct 7, 1:30-3:30 pm, unless otherwise noted.
Sunday, Nov 4
Sunday, Dec 2
Sunday, Jan 6, 2013 (POSTPONED UNTIL JAN 13)
Sunday, Feb 3
Sunday, March 3
Sunday, April 7