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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
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
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
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
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
By Krista Smith The Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society (FTCCIS) installed an art exhibition at The Old Schoolhouse (TOSH) Gallery in July 2017 titled Imagine A Forest in Trust to the Children. The exhibition featured art … Continue reading
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
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
by Connie Brill Over the 2016/ 2017 winter session of the Cortes Youth Program, the group undertook an exploration of ecosystems connectivity. Script development began with a weekend workshop that included watching Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None and … Continue reading