New video series about benefits of outdoor education
WorkCabin Creative is working on a new video production series with the Long Point World Biosphere Reserve, Nature Hood Norfolk and Nature Canada.
The multi-video series highlights the benefits of outdoor education, outdoor play for children, and how kids can get involved in experiencing and connecting with nature. Filming work is ongoing and involves numerous locations and organizations involved in helping to get kids excited about nature.
“I’m really excited about this video project and the energy and passion that everyone is bringing to it,” said WorkCabin conservation filmmaker Gregg McLachlan. “The stortytelling and realness in the field that we’re using in this series is really going to resonate and inspire families to get outside.”
NatureHood is nature right in your neighbourhood. It’s nearby nature: the park at the end of your street, your backyard, a tree on your street, a community garden plot, an overlooked urban forest, or a special green space in your community. Your NatureHood is any place where you ‘connect’ with nature’s wonders—from watching a bee pollinate a flower, to feeding wild birds, to witnessing the trees change with the passing of the seasons.
The goal of the Long Point Biosphere Reserve NatureHood program is to connect young people to nearby nature and teach them about the importance of natural wildlife areas. The program is a response to society’s growing disconnect from nature, and an acknowledgement that many complex barriers limit children’s access to nature. This is an inclusive program welcoming children from all walks of life.
Covid-19 has hindered so many activities this year but with increased funding from Nature Canada, we are planning a series of outdoor activities combined with virtual “walks” through nature led by a knowledgeable outdoor educator and the use of citizen science technology.
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