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BioBlitz! 2018 & our new Camp Skills Workshop

BioBlitz! 2018… May 4, 5 & 6 Camp Skills Workshop… April 20 In preparation for our Community Campout at Carrington Bay Park campsite, base camp for BioBlitz! 2018, a Camp Skills Workshop will be offered on Friday, April 20 from … Continue reading

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April 1st Nature Study Day… No Fooling!!!

Another EPIC walk, this time from Carrington Bay campsite the back way onto Blitz Bluff!!! Only for the hardiest of heart; this bush whacking was serious!!! We found previously undiscovered bluffs bursting with arbutus and manzanita; home to alligator lizards! … Continue reading

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February Nature Study Day in Photos!

FTCCIS Nature Study Days in the Children’s Forest continued this month with an epic hike up Blitz Bluff and north around the east side of the Carrington Lagoon!  

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Nature Study Days in the Children’s Forest

Place-based, experiential education; AKA, good fun! Alan Gussow, artist and environmental activist defined place as “a part of the whole environment that we claim with feelings.” The Children’s Forest on Cortes Island is a place claimed with the heartfelt feelings … Continue reading

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Children’s Forest Fairy Tea Party

The Children’s Forest tea party was a delightful afternoon of youth improv theatre and delectable treats. Huge thanks to the youth for their shining, witty, inspiring improv theatre that brought laughter & joy to the audience. And what an eager, … Continue reading

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Asha’s Letter to the SVI

The Social Venture Institute is an annual gathering at Hollyhock, Cortes Island, to share goals, challenges and successes amongst leaders of established small business and non-profit enterprises. Asha is a passionate thirteen-year-old on Cortes who has been advocating for the … Continue reading

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AGM Reports — BioBlitz, Youth Activities, Streamkeepers and more

These reports were presented at the Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society’s 2017 AGM. Enjoy! 2017 Chair’s Report by Chris Dragseth 2017 BioBlitz Report by Sabina Leader Mense 2017 Streamkeepers Report by Christine Robinson 2017 Youth Director … Continue reading

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Children’s Forest AGM Update

The Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society had our Annual General Meeting on November 23, 2017. We would like to provide you a summary of our meeting, which outlines the past year and where our focus will … Continue reading

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Children’s Forest Youth Update Summer 2017

As the youth programming for The Children’s Forest slows down for the summer, I want to offer the community an update. It has been a fast paced, fun filled, deeply educational and rewarding year. We have had 20 plus youth … Continue reading

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Shorekeeper Foreshore Training 2017

Shorekeeper foreshore training was sponsored by the FTCCIS and offered to Cortes youth in May of 2017. Twelve permanently established sites in the rocky foreshore of Cortes Island are monitored annually by the Friends of Cortes Island (FOCI) Society. Cortes … Continue reading

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