A circle of hands with dirt and plants
A circle of hands with dirt and plants

03.19.2020

IMPORTANCE OF OUTDOOR EDUCATION AT HOME

During this period of social distancing, it is important to spend time outdoors for physical and emotional wellbeing. Our day camps and education programs are designed to allow children to spend as much time outside as possible and to provide learning opportunities that revolved around the nature surrounding us.

For many parents, finding these learning opportunities can be difficult, and we at the NPCA would like to offer our assistance during this time. NPCA Program Assistant, Jenna Moorhead, is an OCT certified teacher with a background in geography, environmental science and outdoor education - but she also has experience teaching almost every subject, to all ages and grade levels. 

Below you will find some resources for at-home learning that will allow your families to find the joy of outdoor education in your own backyards.

Through the weeks ahead, we will continue to share new resources here and at www.npca.ca/learning.

If you or other parents you know are struggling to find resources or ideas for activities for your families, please connect with us! Send an email to programming@npca.ca, we are here to help through this time. We hope you enjoy your outdoor learning and we wish you wellness in the weeks ahead!

1. MAKE YOUR OWN ANEMOMETER 

2. EXPERIMENT: WHO HAS THE WARMEST MITTEN?

3. JUNIOR METEOROLOGISTS 

4. PET SCIENCE 

5. SURVIVAL KIT SCAVENGER HUNT 

6. WASTE MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES 

7. WHO AM I? GAME 

8. HOME GARDENING K-12 

9. FELT SUCCULENTS CRAFTS