Outdoor exploring at Mossom Creek
When news of the pandemic hit in March, restrictions were handed down to limit the number of social interactions in public places. Classes were postponed or moved online, putting Mossom Creek’s decades-old school programs on hold until a safer way of program participation could be established. Our programming team quickly adapted and began working on new ways to deliver small group programs to school-aged kids in a Covid safe way. After a successful summer program for kids ages 9-12 we began developing an Outdoor Explorer Program for kids learning from home.
While we haven’t returned to full operation, we have adapted to provide small-group outdoor programs through our new Outdoor Explorer Program. This outdoor learning program is designed specifically for home learners and takes them through 6 weeks of hands-on activities in the Mossom Creek Watershed. In October and November, groups of up to six students have been learning about everything from salmon in the creek to forest ecology from our experienced naturalist and outdoor educator Shelley Frick. The program has been a huge success and we look forward to welcoming more students in small groups this Spring!
If you are interested in learning more about the program, or registering for our Spring Outdoor Explorer Program, click here.