Thursday 26 June 2014

CISV Shaunavon: Flower Power Mini Camp

CISV Shaunavon (a branch of CISV Saskatoon)* held a mini camp in the Cypress Hills from May 30 to June 1. The theme for the Flower Power Mini Camp was Sustainable Development.

A $500 EcoFriendly Action Grant helped support the camp’s educational activities. These included:

  • A visit to the observatory in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park’s Dark Sky Preserve to learn about light pollution;
  • A discussion about water conservation and how much water we waste on everyday activities, such as bathing and brushing our teeth;
  • A nature scavenger hunt where participants took photographs of the natural objects that they found;
  • A Cree cultural experience to learn about connecting to nature and being thankful to Mother Earth for the things we need; and
  • A craft using recycled objects. 
Each participant received a Sand Cherry bush to plant when they went home.

Further Information: 
Free seedlings from Shand Greenhouse
Starry Skies: Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
CISV Back to Basics Mini Camp 2013

EcoFriendly Action Grants: EcoFriendly Sask provides small grants of up to $500 to support local projects that will benefit the environment.

* CISV is an international non-profit that “educates and inspires action for a more just and peaceful world.” CISV Saskatoon is one of 11 chapters across Canada. They hold four different weekend camps every year for youth ages 8-25.