Category Archives: Youth Initiatives

BioBlitz 2018 Video Trailer

The 2018 BioBlitz in the Children’s Forest was a great success! See this post for the full report, and this post for fantastic photos of the event shot by Seamus Summers. Here is a short video trailer from the BioBlitz, … Continue reading

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BioBlitz 2018 Photos!

This collection of photos, shot by Seamus Summers and Jonah Weyler, captures the wonder of BioBlitz! 2018 in the Children’s Forest. Learn more about Seamus’s photography here. For a full report from the BioBlitz, check out this post, or watch … Continue reading

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A FOREST FULL OF THANKS …

A FOREST FULL OF THANKS… … to the great community turnout for BioBlitz 2018!!! Close to 100 enthusiastic participants walked into Carrington Bay Park basecamp and explored the Children’s Forest with us over the first weekend in May.  Guest researcher … Continue reading

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Youth Streamkeepers Spring 2018

Youth streamkeepers were making their way gently down the creek, wild, wet & slippery, and any respectable trout or coho were as far away as possible from the hip-wading youth participating in another youth streamkeeper programme! Our location was James … Continue reading

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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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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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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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