Blue Water

Stewardship for Kids

It is never too early to start learning about the Environment and the importance of being a good steward to our environment.  The environment is everything around us including air; soil, water, plants, and animals.  

 

Some ideas to engage your children in the environment: 

  • Recycle

  • Hike (and pick up garbage along the way)

  • Explore the bottom of the lake (safely/supervised: with a mask … snorkel).

  • Explain the importance of aquatic plants (e.g. food for turtles; safe places for fish)

  • Learn about the types of trees and plants (and how they are important)

 

A scavenger hunt is a great way to get outside and enjoy nature. Write up a list of things you’re sure to find around the cottage (for example leaves (oak, maple, poplar, birch, etc.); acorns; pine cones; sticks; birds; clouds; etc.).  Go for a hike and have the kids search for the items nthe list.  If you want more ideas, here is one example https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/440508407283435154/

 

Colouring and activity books are educational and fun:

 

Learn about turtles

https://ontarioturtle.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/OTCC-My-Turtle-Booklet.pdf

Here are some cool videos https://www.turtleguardians.com/turtle-guardians-curricula-videos/

 

We have a wonderful variety of birds:​

Here is a fun video on how to draw a frog https://youtu.be/n_kovglf_eM

Pathway to Stewardship & Kinship is a foundation for nurturing healthy and engaged children and youth https://pathwayproject.ca
 

Summer Camp Ideas

https://www.kawarthawildlifecentre.ca/wildlife-hero-summer-camp

https://campkawartha.ca