Not only do we protect and restore natural open spaces in our community, Chikaming Open Lands is inspiring the next generation of nature enthusiasts and conservationists.
We are taking on a wonderful new initiative to get our local elementary school children excited about nature and the environment around them. The Mighty Acorns program is an environmental education curriculum that engages students and teachers in field studies and hands-on learning opportunities in one of the greatest classrooms in the world: nature! It's a great way to develop smart and happy kids who appreciate the natural world.
Starting this fall, we have launched the Mighty Acorns right here in this area with the 3rd, 4th and 5th grades at River Valley Elementary School. The kids will be doing fall, winter and spring field studies tied to the Mighty Acorns curriculum in our very own Robinson Woods Preserve. We are so excited and enthusiastic about the program, and the teachers are too! We will post updates and photos after our first round of fall field trips this October, so stay tuned!