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Discover Your Creek Day at Lion’s Valley Park on September 26th was a great success, thanks to sunny skies, a great volunteer team, wonderful activity leaders and enthusiastic visitors!
Thanks goes especially to:
- Town of Oakville, Parks and Open Space Department
- Andrea from Conservation Halton
- Heather from Halton Green Screens
- Tiffany and Bernie from Fairy DogMother Adventures
- Patricia from STREETdog ARTstudio
- Cathy from Oakville Horticultural Society
- Wonderful volunteers for this event: Odessa, Jack, Geoff & Anwar
- Community supporters: Oakville Blueprinting, Oakville Jiu Jiu Seniors Association
Oakvillegreen also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Oakville Environmental Fund at the Oakville Community Foundation, a registered charitable public foundation serving the Oakville Community (www.theocf.org).
Join us for a day of FREE family fun at Lion’s Valley Park!
We have exciting activities to help you discover your creek, including a guided hike, a kid’s watercolor workshop, a community tree planting, dogVenture training, a creek critter & crayfish catch and more activities for all ages.
|Watercolour workshop for kids (ages 6-13)||Discover your creek by painting it! (Registration required, materials provided.)REGISTER HERE.||Street Dog Art Studio||9:30am-11am|
|Tree Planting (all ages)||Help us beautify your town and enhance nature where we live.||Oakvillegreen||10am-12pm|
|DogVenture training||A fun training session for dogs||Fairy DogMother Adventures||10am-11am|
|Seed bomb making and nature crafts (all ages)||Learn how to make your own seed bombs to help native plants to grow||Halton Green Screens||10am-12pm|
|Creek Critter Catch! (all ages)||Jump in and get wet learning about what lives in your creeks and their importance. (Bring your own nets)||Conservation Halton||11am-12pm|
|Invasive Species Hike||Join us for a 45min hike and learn to identify some of our most common and troublesome invasive species.||Oakville Horticultural Society||12pm-1pm|
|*All activities will take place at Lion’s Valley Park in Oakville, Ontario September 26th, 2015|
There are few things that I enjoy more than spending time exploring the outdoors with my kids. These are some of the few remaining places where children can still have unstructured play and free exploration, while building a strong sense of belonging and respect for nature. Few places can teach us so much about correlations and interactions in nature as creeks do, because you can experience forest and aquatic ecosystems in the same spot.
You do not need a lot to have a great day, some of our favorite activities are:
-Catching and releasing aquatic animals (you only need a net and a container to hold your critters while you check them out)
-Craft boat race (use recyclables to create a boat and let it race down the creek)
-Floating down the river in inner tubes or boards
-Building sand castles or rock structures
-Enjoying a picnic by the water
You can find more outdoor activities for kids on the Nature Conservancy Nature Rocks website. Click here.
As Oakville residents, we are very lucky to have patches of urban forest, natural areas and creeks within walking distance from every home. Take advantage of these opportunities and get out and explore with your family and friends. You can find a complete list of trails via the Town of Oakville. Click here to visit their website.
~ Beatriz (OCA Tree and Education Program Coordinator)