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Children’s Forest BioBlitz 2016

  FTCCIS sponsored the first ever Children’s Forest BioBlitz from noon April 16 to noon April 17, 2016. Cortes youth hosted the event, which was attended by just over 70 people; 35 youth & 20 accompanying parents camping overnight at … Continue reading

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Get Ready to BioBlitz! – Final Schedule

The 24 hour survey of the Children’s Forest; 1200 pm April 16 – 1200 pm April 17, 2016 is coming closer!!! Everyone is welcome to join in this celebration of our forest lands!! Our team of talented Cortes naturalists are … Continue reading

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Get Ready to BioBlitz!!!

A weekend of exploration, discovery, fun and learning to celebrate the biodiversity of our forestlands! EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Friday evening, April 15, we will start off the weekend with a Forest Feast at Gorge Hall, hosted by Cortes youth. Tickets … Continue reading

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So… you want to be a Naturalist?

Who are naturalists? What skills do they have? Where do they work? When can you call yourself a naturalist? Why do they love what they do? How do you sign up to be one? We’re inviting all Cortes youth, 9 … Continue reading

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Children’s Forest Summer 2015 Update

What do you get when you combine 15 dedicated youth, an inspired vision, and professional theatre expertise? ‘SHADES OF GREEN’ and a summer forest theatre troupe! ‘SHADES OF GREEN!’ Fifteen Cortes youth, under the guidance of our youth director, Ashe … Continue reading

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Forest Alphabet Tour, Spring 2015 — Cortes to Saltspring Island

A resounding chorus of frog song and wolf calls to the many individuals who made the Children’s Forest first school tour a huge success – Ashe & Sabina for vision & fruition, Meinsje & Connie for puppetry expertise & theatre … Continue reading

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Streamkeepers Training – October 2014

A Streamkeepers Training weekend was co-sponsored by the FTCCIS (Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society) and FOCI (Friends of Cortes Island) in October 2014. The participating youth and adults learned stream habitat assessment, basic stream data collection, … Continue reading

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Upcoming Forest Trust Events!

CHILDREN’S FOREST FROLICS… continue into the greenest time of the year!!! Join in! EVERYONE welcome!!! Children 7 years and under need to be accompanied by an adult and ALL children will need to have their parent sign a waiver for … Continue reading

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Forest Puppet Making Workshop with Meinsje Vlaming

Sat. Nov. 15 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm & Sun. Nov. 16 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Imagine your favourite Children’s Forest character and bring that idea to the workshop, where Meinsje will teach you how to turn … Continue reading

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Artist’s Journey Art Auction Open for Sealed Bidding!!!

The Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society (FTCCIS) is excited to announce that the Artist’s Journey Art Auction is once again open for sealed bidding! Only 10 pieces of artwork remain in our beautiful and diverse collection … Continue reading

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