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Join Camp Kawartha’s Executive Director, Jacob Rodenburg, as he explores nature and shares activities that you can try with your families at home.

Jacob’s Nature Notes – Winter Edition


We’re back with more Nature Notes! Winter Edition!

Join Jacob in learning about how to read the stories written in the snow by the creatures that live in our neighbourwoods!

Tracking 2

Join Jacob for this second part of our winter tracking Nature Note. Learn about what to look for and how to identify some of our local Ontario wildlife.

Scavenger Hunt

Snow Games with Jacob & Glen

Want some great new ideas for games to play in the snow? You don’t need any supplies and it’s a great way to have fun and burn off some of that excess energy! Enjoy!

Hole Patrol

Mouse Babies

Can you keep a Mouse Baby warm?

Mouse Babies Part 2

Jacob’s Nature Notes #1-10

Speaking Chickadee

Learn about Chickadees, the different notes they play and how to interact with them.

Bird Nests

Learn all about bird nests and the different styles you might see out in the world. Then try your hand at making your own nest with things you can find in your backyard. Who knows, maybe you’ll give a bird a nice place to hangout!

Camouflaged Eggs

This time Jacob teaches us about how and why eggs might be camouflaged and then shares an ‘egg’cellent challenge.

Using Your Senses

Today Jacob explores how you can use your sense to enjoy and explore nature. Learn some great tips and take yourself outside to try them!


Today we’re going to explore the wonder of the very small and learn how to make micro-trails. Also Jacob gives you a great exploration activity that you can try at home or in your own nature adventures.

Spring Activities

Today Jacob shares several great activities for Spring including a Colour Scavenger Hunt, Spr-ingo Challenges & more!

Using your head... Woodpeckers

In this episode join Jacob in the forest behind the Environment Centre to learn all about Woodpeckers and learn about how to go on a ‘hole patrol’.

Acorn Whistle

Learn how to use an acorn top to make your very own Acorn Whistle!

Nature Frame

It’s a beautiful Spring day and Executive Director, Jacob Rodenburg, shows us how to take a moment to appreciate the art of nature.

Basement Windows

Join Jacob as he explores Nature’s basement windows! What could be out there? A salamander or two, a centipede, or something new to discover! There is so much to learn by opening some ‘windows’ in nature!
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book of nature activities

The Big Book of Nature Activities

The Big Book of Nature Activities is a comprehensive guide for parents, grandparents, caregivers and teachers to help youth of all ages explore, appreciate and connect with the natural world. This rich, fully illustrated compendium features:

  • Nature-based skills and activities such as species identification, photography, journaling and the judicious use of digital technology
  • Ideas, games and activities grounded in what’s happening in nature each season
  • Core concepts that promote environmental literacy, such as climate change and the mechanisms and wonder of evolution, explained using a child-friendly, engaging approach
  • Lists of key species and happenings to observe throughout the year across most of North America.

Perfect for families, educators, and youth leaders, The Big Book of Nature Activities is packed with crafts, stories, information and inspiration to make outdoor learning fun!

Book Awards: Double gold winner – Nautilus Book Awards, Green Book Festival Winner, Silver Moonbeam Award and Indies Books Finalist. 

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