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The Nova Scotia Before-and-After Program is a partnership between The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD) and the Department of Communities, Cultures and Heritage (CCH). The program is supportive of the Nova Scotia’s Let’s Get Moving Action Plan as wall as Nova Scotia’s Early Learning Curriculum Framework and is guided by the following...

WILD CHILD is an free outdoor play program for families run by childREACH in London, ON. The program is run three times per week all year round (no matter the weather) and is held in local wooded areas to support play in natural settings. childREACH recently developed a new component of their program called WILD...

West Hants Parks and Recreation offered a Learn to Geocache program. This provided an opportunity for people to learn how to Geocache in a barrier-reduced, welcoming environment.   Learn more here....

West Hants Parks and Recreation offered family-friendly guided summer beach combing and treasure hunting walks. This provided an opportunity for people to get outside and explore their local beaches.   Learn more and view upcoming events here....

West Hants Parks and Recreation offered family bubble guided hikes in a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This provided an opportunity for families or "bubbled" groups to get outdoors and active through guided hikes on trails in West Hants.   Learn more here....

West Hants Parks and Recreation hold special events on their trails to encourage people to get outdoors and active while celebrating the holidays. For example, on Halloween they hosted a "Halloween Scavenger Hunt," for Easter an Easter Egg Hunt, and this past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic they hosted the Hands Free Bunny Hunt....

SickKids, MCFST and researchers from FIFSW have released a Call to Action - as Ontario begins to rebuild and recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, immediate action needs to be taken to prioritize children's optimal health and development. Ontario cannot afford to ignore the increasing consequences of pandemic restrictions on the health and well-being...

The Annapolis Valley Regional Library in Middleton, Nova Scotia created a StoryWalk in which residents can read a book outdoors while getting physically active. Users follow the story boards past the garden, around the rocks and under shady trees just outside the library. The StoryWalk was set up from 10:00am to 5:00pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,...

Every winter the Halifax North West Trails Association hosts the Winter Tree for the Birds Event. Families can come and make simple bird feeders that are hung along the trails. This event encourages kids and families to get out walking on the trails and learning about the birds in Nova Scotia.   Learn more here, or check...

The Municipality of the County of Richmond Recreation Department has provided residents with Outdoor Play Bins. These bins provide opportunities for spontaneous unstructured play for all ages around the county.   Check out their Facebook page for updates....