Some of you may know I grew up in Winnipeg. Not a big city, but a city nevertheless.
In this middle of this city, I discovered my love of plants and animals and all things, "nature" by exploring vacant lots and my very own postage stamp sized backyard.
It might as well have been an old growth forest because, as a child, and as a child without today's tech, my backyard was my world, a wilderness full of daily discoveries and wonder. Ants and maple seeds, sticks and dirt were all I needed to make an afternoon into an adventure.
So, anyway, here comes IMAX with a new"ish" film called, "Backyard Wilderness", and from what I can tell, it looks awesome! Of course we can't go to IMAX to see the actual film right now, but they have created an activity guide for families and it has some wonderful projects/activities to do in... you know it... your own backyard or neighbourhood!
These activities help kids engage with nature through investigation and observation and are hands-on, and best of all you can learn and play together. One of the activities is an insect investigation (who doesn't love bugs?!) and a nature walk, which includes using some digital technology as well (iNaturalist). Have fun and let us know how it goes.
“What we have loved, others will love, and we will teach them how.” - Wordsworth
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