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Flying Squirrel Adventures – July Outing

July 21, 2018 @ 9:45 am - 12:15 pm

Flying Squirrel Adventures July Outing

July 21st at 9:45 to 12:15, Kentville Ravine


We’ve got a cool line-up for a hot July!  Between the trees and the stream, the Ravine is a great place to stay cool in the summer heat while we explore some neat topics.


Adults: Seeing the Forest Through the Trees with Nick Hill

What holds the forest together? What constitutes a healthy forest ecosystem? What all is at play from deep underground to the tips of the trees? Come on an engaging walk with ecologist Nick Hill to explore the web of life and healthy forest ecology in the magical Kentville Ravine.

Nick is a highly skilled botanist, plant ecologist and wetland ecologist. His enthusiasm for science and nature is inspirational. Come and be inspired!


Children: Stream Adventure II

In the children’s program, we will be in the stream, again! Also known as Elderkin Brook. There’s no better place to be in the summer heat. We will be experimenting with how water flows and behaves in the stream. Luckily for us, this involves classic summer fun activities such as measuring how fast water flows in different parts of the stream by making mini rafts and racing them, pretending we are beavers, and learning how to skip rocks.  We will also learn how to read the water as if we were canoeing or kayaking, with a water-reading scavenger hunt and playful experiments. Needless to say, please wear water appropriate footwear for the water and a bring a change of clothes – this will be a wading activity (not swimming).


For more info about FSA check out the website:   https://valleyflyingsquirrel.wordpress.com/calendar/


And Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/424115188057839/


July 21, 2018
9:45 am - 12:15 pm


Kentville Ravine Upper Entrance