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Mid-Season Chirp: Friday Hawks

Dear Nature School Families, It’s amazing how different one fall season can be from the next. With the later frost arrival and fewer high-wind days, this year’s colours seem to be more vibrant and longer-lasting than last year. It’s been a great backdrop to our many activities at Piercey Farm,

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Mid Season Chirp: Thursday and Friday Chickadees

Hello Nature School Families, We have really lucked out this October with beautiful weather! Every morning we’ve been able to start our day with songs around the fire. “I feel the forest” and a few others are quickly becoming familiar favourites. We also enjoy checking in with our friends making

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Mid-Season Chirp: Monday Hawks

Dear Nature School Families, It’s amazing how different one fall season can be from the next. With the later frost arrival and fewer high-wind days, this year’s colours seem to be more vibrant and longer-lasting than last year. It’s been a great backdrop to our many activities at Piercey Farm,

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Mid Winter Fun

Three cheers for a snowy mid winter!!  We have been enjoying the snow ‘snow’ much these past few weeks. The Hawks have been skiing almost every Monday morning and some just continue all day!!  They have also been building igloos, practicing their carving and trying their hand a making cordage

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Winter 2020…January…..

This fall at nature school flew by!  And now we find ourselves fully immersed in a lovely blanket of winter.  Ahhhhh.  It’s so beautiful. Everyone has been enjoying tracking animals in the snow, building forts, having snowball fights and sledding.  We just cannot seem to love winter enough!  We have

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June PD Fun

This past Friday was our last PD Day Program of the school year!  We rounded up the year with a visit from the Mountsberg Conservation Raptors!!  It was AMAZING! They brought three birds – a Harris’s Hawk, Barn Owl and a Peregrine Falcon!  It was amazing to see these stunning

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Sap

The sun has been shining and the sap is flowing. We are having fun collecting it, tasting it (sometimes right from the trees), and boiling it down. It is sweet, sugary maple syrup. Some yummy batches of pancakes made on the campfire this week tasted especially good with the knowledge

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Fluffy snow….

Lots of beautiful fluffy snow has fallen over the last couple of weeks which has allowed for continued winter play at Nature school. Tug of war in the snow, Owl See 123 (a hiding game) and Tatanka Tatanka (a tag like game) have been favourites. We have hunted for treasure

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COLD Winter Weather…

We survived a week of pretty cold weather! Nature school kids are tough, and not only did we survive, we really enjoyed our real winter weather. Lots of fresh fallen snow allowed for tunneling into snow banks, lots of sledding, sliding, digging and the construction of a giant mountain of

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