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  • NatureKids – January 2024
    NatureKids – January 2024 For January 2024, participating NatureKids groups were encouraged to have some fun in the snow and think about the ways creatures have evolved to survive a long, cold winter.  Les Hérons de 2b played games to explore migration, insulation and hibernation. They even took the fun indoors and drew the animals that match the survival method.   The Rainbow of Cultures took the time to use all …

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  • NatureKids – December 2023
    NatureKids – December 2023 For December 2023, participating NatureKids groups were invited to take part in the longest running citizen scientist project by going outside and counting the birds they see for the Christmas Bird Count for Kids.  Grand Lakes NatureKids took the binoculars and the bird guides out for a winter solstice bird count.  The Hampton Fresh Air collective took the opportunity with the fresh snow to learn about animal …

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  • NatureKids – November 2023
    NatureKids – November 2023 For November 2023, participating NatureKids groups took to the forest exploring the trees and leaves in their neighborhoods. YMCA of Greater Moncton went out and found quite a variety of trees just behind their center. They had loads of fun with the bingo and playing in the leaves. They even lucked out with good weather! Les hérons de 2b went on an outdoor expedition to refill …

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  • NatureKids – October 2023
    NatureKids – October 2023 This October, participating NatureKids groups joined in on the fall spooky fun by exploring the fascinating world of Owls with crafts and games! The Hampton Fresh Air Collective took out their tools and dissected owl pellets. Learning about owl digestion and exploring skeletons is always a ton of fun! After learning about Owls, the Rainbow of Cultures went outside collected leaves and decorated their very own …

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  • NatureKids – September 2023
    NatureKids – September 2023 This September, participating NatureKids groups took the time to enjoy the last hints of summer as monarchs migrate and our small critter friends get ready for the cold winter!  The Hampton Fresh Air Cooperative went outside and had a great time searching for all things bugs during their Buggy Bingo activity, and got to play as monarchs in the migration game.  Tucker Park organized a Gettin’ …

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  • NatureKids NB End of Year Activities
    14 JUNE 2023 — This spring, participating NatureKids groups took advantage of the warming temperatures to get outdoors. One of the things we love most about the NatureKids program is how flexible it is with how each group chooses to spend their time outside and we love hearing about the different activities the groups get up to! É.C.O. La Source 2B concentrated on ways they can take actions to help …

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  • NatureKids – March 2023
    The NatureKids March activity theme was to celebrate the change of seasons and welcome in Spring. Creating a natural suncatcher and trying a “sounds of spring” scavenger hunt were the suggested activities, however one of the things we love most about the NatureKids program is how flexible it is with how each group chooses to spend their time outside. The Hampton Fresh Air Collective really paid attention to their environment …

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  • NatureKids – February 2023
    In February, participating NatureKids groups took advantage of the freshly fallen snow and explored animal tracks using Nature NB’s Track Identification Guide. This is a great way to explore different clues that animals leave behind and put your detective skills to the test. The Hampton Fresh Air Collective had a large group of 40 kids out looking for animal tracks and they were lucky enough to spot muskrat tracks! A …

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  • NatureKids – January 2023
    The NatureKids January activity was to create a winter bird feeder! This activity is a simple way to help your local birds get through winter by providing them with some easily accessible food. Plus, you can practice your bird identification skills at the same time! The Little Munchkins Preschool Center had a great time making their bird feeders and put on lots of yummy peanut butter and seeds for the …

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  • NatureKids – December 2022
    The NatureKids December activity was to practice bird identification skills and/or to participate in the Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4K). The CBC4K is inspired by the traditional Christmas Bird Count (CBC) that happens annually from mid-December to early January. This is a great way for children to participate in citizen science and to contribute to valuable bird research happening across the country. For more information on the CBC, you …

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  • NatureKids – November 2022
    Participating NatureKids groups had a lot of fun this month exploring nature and all of its treasures by joining in a fall-themed scavenger hunt. There were also some follow up activities to further explore the items that the children had collected, by creating sensory bins and playing a memory game! Read on for some highlights and make sure to scroll to the bottom if you want access to these activities …

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  • NatureKids – September & October 2022
    September and October were exciting months for our NatureKids groups, where we learned all about mushrooms and bats! Read on for some highlights and make sure to scroll to the bottom if you want access to modified versions of these activities yourself! The Fredericton Boys and Girls Club had a great time exploring mushrooms and said “The kids absolutely loved the activities this month! the staff were blown away by …

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