A Sense of Place

posted Mar 4, 2021, 3:04 PM by Leah Ashford   [ updated Mar 4, 2021, 3:22 PM ]
The Fernwood Nature classes received funding from the Salt Spring Island Foundation, for their place-based learning project called 'A Sense of Place'.  'A Sense of Place' is a place-based learning project focused on learning about the cultural, historical and ecological aspects of Salt Spring Island and its surrounding area. The project will empower youth by fostering a sense of awareness, connection and stewardship as well as create multi-generational connections between students and the greater community. The Fernwood Nature Program is collaborating with local mentors, elders and organizations. Here are some photos so far of Learning Exchanges at the Japanese Gardens and Mouat's Park for a tour and presentation of the gardens and charcoal kiln relics with the Japanese Garden Society and an archaeology presentation with Chris Arnett. The next one is at Ruckle Park on April 1st.