Prairie View Trail and Jewel Pass

Distance: Just under 15 km (loop) Elevation Gain: 605m This is an amazing hike! We did this hike July 2021. It was a bit hazy but it didn’t smell overly smoky so we decided to continue our plan of hiking up to the lookout. With my asthma, hiking in the smoke is not very easy […]

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Oster Lake – Elk Island National Park

Have you ever wanted to do something but you really don’t want to do it alone AGAIN? That was me. I love backpacking, you know this. Having everything on my back and heading out into the wilderness is very appealing. So, I found two friends who have never been backpacking and convinced them to come […]

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Paddleboarding Newbie

I fell victim to Instagram on this one. Well, kind of. From a young age, my parents would take us on boat rides at Wabamun Lake in various boats. The first one I remember is our steel fishing boat. Imagine – 4 children all under 10 years old and two adults riding around in a […]

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Outdoor Classroom

One of the things I love about being a teacher is learning new techniques and going to professional development sessions. Recently, I went to a PD session that looked at how to incorporate the outdoors in our classes and how to enhance nature literacy in students. What an amazing experience!  And I had the chance […]

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Teaching Outdoor Education

One of my favorite parts of my job is teaching the subjects I am passionate about. Part of that is, not surprisingly, nature! One of the CTF options I teach to kids is Environmental Stewardship and Outdoor Pursuits. Long name, I know. But we shortened it and now we love it! One piece of the […]

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