The key mandate for the Edmonton and Area Land Trust is to conserve natural areas for the benefit of people and wildlife forever. Another important mandate is educating others about conservation and its values and benefits. This can look like a lot of things. It can be giving presentations in classrooms, at community events or for local clubs; it can be hosting workshops on how to make bee hotels or hosting an information booth at a farmer’s market or volunteer fair; or it can be providing the resources needed to learn more about nature, like our Nature Kit for Kids.
In 2016, we were privileged to receive a grant from Telus Community Investment, which made the creation of the Nature Kits for Kids possible. The kit is full of tools and learning materials to go exploring in nature, nurturing an appreciation and respect for nature.
In this, our 10th Anniversary year, we have been reflecting on the last decade, and we are continually reminded of the amazing work and support of our volunteers and the generosity of our donors. We decided we wanted to give back to the community by hosting a colouring contest and giving away some of our Nature Kits. We asked students to think about:
Why is nature important to you?
Congratulations to Yassir from Grace Martin School and Talha and Sarlee from Ellerslie School! Thank you to all the students who submitted to their drawings! We gave a Nature Kit for Kids to each of the winners and to the school as an added bonus. We were very impressed with all of the submissions and had a hard time picking the winners! You can see the winning submissions below.
Stay tuned to our social media pages for more opportunities to win a Nature Kit!
This project was supported by Telus Community Investment.