Nature Days, supported by HSBC Bank Canada and delivered by NCC, transforms our protected areas into classrooms.
Designed by NCC staff, these one-day events take urban elementary school students into natural areas across Canada where children learn first-hand about nature.
This year, 75 Grade 4 students from Calgary’s Annie Foote School spent a day exploring an outdoor classroom near Drumheller, Alberta at NCC’s Horseshoe Canyon property. The students made native seed bombs to restore a meadow on the property, explored the canyon and learned about Alberta’s native plant and animal species.
Following the Nature Days event, Annie Foote student Ayushma Nath wrote NCC to say she is doing her best to keep nature around her as much as possible.
For the students, the day in the field is not only an outing from their classrooms; it’s a chance to get up close to nature, learn and see conservation at work first-hand. At a time when children are spending more and more time indoors, programs like Nature Days give children the chance to reconnect with the outdoors and the natural world around them.