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Oaks and Acorns returns

The Oaks and Acorns program is back!


Ausable Bayfield Conservation brings back Oaks and Acorns program for children ages 2-4 with caregiver
Autumn is near and Oaks and Acorns returns for second year

Autumn is almost here and conservation educators are bringing back the Oaks and Acorns program for children ages 2-4 years old with caregiver.

“Fall is such a great time of year to be outside,” said Denise Iszczuk, Conservation Educator with Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA). “There are new smells, colours and changes in the forest and the weather.”

Oaks and Acorns started in 2020 and Ausable Bayfield Conservation is bringing the program back for its second year.

Oaks and Acorns starts on October 5 and takes place on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This program runs for four weeks at a time. Other sessions are offered for the months of November, December and January. You may sign up for all four monthly sessions online.  

The program is play and inquiry based. It takes place “in the beautiful woods around Morrison Dam Conservation Area” east of Exeter. Conservation educators say Oaks and Acorns helps parents and guardians to learn how to assess risk and “how to help your child explore and deepen their relationship with nature.”

Participants should “dress for the weather and bring a snack.”

This program is $70 for the sessions over four weeks. Space is limited to 10 families. The October 2021 session runs October 5; 12; 19; and 26. Registration closes Monday, September 27, 2021. 

Ausable Bayfield Conservation’s conservation educators strive to be dynamic, caring and creative natural leaders while facilitating outdoor learning programs like this one. In addition, conservation educators follow local public health recommendations and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines. If you would like to speak with conservation educators about this or other programs, please call 519-235-2610, or toll-free 1-888-286-2610, extension 255 or 262. 

To learn more about the Oaks and Acorns program visit the website at this web page:

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