Green Team inviting children to wetlands camp
A unique camp that encourages young people to have fun in the outdoors and learn about nature is now underway at the Shearstown Estuary.
The Shearstown Estuary Wetlands Nature Camp began July 26 and runs until Aug. 6.
Children between the ages of five and 12 are invited to attend the camp and learn more about estuary. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The camp is being organized by the Shearstown Estuary Green Team, and includes a full schedule of events and some special guests, including noted wildlife photographer Dennis Minty on Aug. 4 and Ticker Tom, a cat with some cool health messages, on Aug. 5. Ticker Tom is a project of the Newfoundland and Labrador Heart Health Program.
Minty will do a workshop with the children, teaching them how to photograph the environment.
Ticker Tom encourages children to eat healthy, be active and stay smoke-free.
“ Through educating youth around the province, the Go Healthy with Ticker Tom program has made a tremendous impact in the lives of many children living in Newfoundland and Labrador, and in encouraging parents and recreation leaders in the community to lead by example,” said Green Team member Keshia Parsons.
The Green Team will hold many environmental awareness events throughout the summer, focused on topics such as climate change, the ocean and water conservation.
On Aug. 19, biologist Jessica Humber of Eastern Joint Habitat Joint Venture will conduct a seminar on birds in the estuary. The seminar starts at 1 p.m. and will take place at the Green Team office at No. 6 Conception Bay Highway in Bay Roberts. The event is free-of-charge and will include a barbecue.
The three-member team is funded by the joint management committee of the towns of Bay Roberts and Spaniard’s Bay, and the Conservation Corps of Newfoundland and Labrador. It’s one of some 25 Green Teams throughout the province.
For more, contact the Green Team at 788-3021, or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org