Community

Art connects kids to nature

The Canadian Wildlife Federation wants children to get outdoors an connect with nature.

The foundation’s Get to Know Contest, founded by artist Robert Bateman more than a decade ago, encourages young people to learn about their neighbours of other species through painting and drawing to writing, photography, video and music.

The contest is intended to be a gateway experience for youth to develop a lasting interest in the outdoors and important environmental dates and opportunities.

Entry deadline is July 23. For more information, please go to www.get-to-know.org.

Winners receive an invitation to attend the week-long art and nature camp hosted by Parks Canada at Point Pelee National Park in Windsor, Ont.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Blanket coverage
 
Leak sealant sparks Nanaimo house fire
 
Scotiabank Nanaimo North Town Centre robbed
BCTF touts deal in email to members
 
Teachers to vote on settlement deal Thursday
 
Franciscan friar to bless pets
Just imagine!
 
Sharing abundance and bounty
 
Timber giants, the men and the Douglas fir

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.