NEAT helping children become environmentally conscious while having fun

first_imgIf you’re looking to learn more about these activities or any other NEAT events, call 250 785 6328 or email julia@neat.ca. Every Wednesday and Friday, the community garden, located on 102 Avenue, will be the centre of two separate events; Whimsical Wednesday, which focuses on the 5 R’s: rethink, refuse, reduce, reuse, and recycle, and Fearless Fridays, teaching children a variety of environmental issues through crafts and games.Also, every other Saturday NEAT will be at the Farmers’ Market, located inside the Curling Rink, inviting children “to become eco-warriors and enter into a quest to save the earth.”This essentially involves children creating different pieces of armour with recycled material, each week participating in a different environmental challenge.- Advertisement -Environmental Education Outreach Facilitator, Julia Roe says it’s important to teach children at young age about the impact of their ecological footprint. “It’s great if we can get kids enthusiastic about it young, so they’re thinking about these issues and doing fun crafts, and doing fun challenges that get them involved and educated on some of the serious problems that we’re facing,” Roe explained.Whimsical Wednesdays run from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Fearless Fridays is from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., and the Farmers’ Market activities also run from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Advertisementlast_img

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