Top 5 Ways to Participate in Take Me Outside Dayhttps://www.lakesimcoefoundation.ca/Pages/Top-5-Ways-to-Participate-in-Take-Me-Outside-Day.aspx10/21/2020 3:54:34 PMTop 5 Ways to Participate in Take Me Outside Day<h1>​​​​​​Top 5 ways to particpate in Take Me Outside day</h1><p>Take Me Outside Day is about promoting a future where spending time outside learning, playing and exploring is a regular and significant part of every student's day.<br></p><p>We agree! And in this extraordinary year, it's more important than ever before. Whether your child is attending classes at school or at home, we hope that every child and youth can experience some of their learning outdoors.</p><p>For inspiration, we've created our own "Top 5 Ways Participate in Take Me Outside Day". <a href="https://scanloncreek.ca/top-5-ways-to-participate-in-take-me-outside-day/">Read the blog</a> to learn how to engage your own child/students to get outside! <br></p><p><br></p><p><br><br></p>
Virtual Open Househttps://www.lakesimcoefoundation.ca/Pages/Virtual-Open-House.aspx5/28/2020 2:26:30 PMVirtual Open House<div data-name="ContentPlaceHolderMain"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Accent2">​</span><span class="ms-rteStyle-Accent2" style="font-family:verdana, "segoe ui light", "segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:2em;font-weight:bold;">​​</span><span class="ms-rteStyle-Accent2" style="font-family:verdana, "segoe ui light", "segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:2em;font-weight:bold;">Scanlon Creek Nature Centre Virtual Open House </span><article><div aria-labelledby="ctl00_PlaceHolderMain_ctl01_label" style="display:inline;"><p>For over 40 years, children have attended Outdoor Education programming at Scanlon Creek. Comprised of three re-purposed portables, the building is now at end of life. If not rebuilt, Outdoor Education will end at Scanlon. <br></p><p>Hosted by Bradford Councillor Peter Ferragine, we invite you to join us for a short presentation about the New Nature Centre, a virtual tour of the current centre and new site location, a Q&A followed by breakout sessions where we want to ask you, how can we get the Bradford community (and beyond!) excited about the new Nature Centre? <br></p><h2><span class="ms-rteStyle-Accent1">Event Details </span></h2><p>Date: June 18, 2020<br>Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm<br>Location: <a href="http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=dayimlwab&oeidk=a07eh3g0pe83e7b6dfc" title="Click to register for the virtual open house">Register for Zoom</a><br></p><p>Presentations by LSRCA CAO Mike Walters and LSCF Executive Director Cheryl Taylor.<br>Virtual tour of current Nature Centre, unveiling of location of new Nature Centre, break out sessions, Q&A... and more! ​​<br></p><p><a href="http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=dayimlwab&oeidk=a07eh3g0pe83e7b6dfc">Register here​</a>! <a href="http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=dayimlwab&oeidk=a07eh3g0pe83e7b6dfc"></a>Questions, contact Lisa Spinks at ​<a href="mailto:l.spinks@lsrca.on.ca">l.spinks@lsrca.on.ca</a><br></p></div></article></div>
Covid-19 Updatehttps://www.lakesimcoefoundation.ca/Pages/Covid-19-Update.aspx5/27/2020 5:53:58 PMCovid-19 Update<h1><span class="ms-rteStyle-Accent2">​​​COVID-19 Update</span></h1><h2><span class="ms-rteStyle-Accent1">A message from LSCF Executive Director</span></h2><p>Dear friends of the Foundation,<br></p><p>We hope you and your loved ones are doing well. As concerns about the impact of COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus) continue to grow, everyone's health and safety is our priority.​​<br></p><p>Please be advised that due to evolving impact of COVID-19, the Foundation office is closed and we are working remotely from home. As always, we welcome the opportunity to connect with you. You can reach us by email at <a href="mailto:foundation@lsrca.on.ca">foundation@lsrca.on.ca</a> and you are still able to <a href="https://app.etapestry.com/hosted/LakeSimcoeConservationFound/OnlineGiving.html">donate online</a>.<br></p><p>We will continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds and keep you updated.</p><p>As a friend of the Foundation, we sincerely appreciate your support of a healthier Lake Simcoe watershed. We too are family members with elderly parents and members at risk. We understand how vitally important it is to check-in with loved ones and neighbours to ensure everyone has the care and assistance they need.</p><p>When possible, use this time to reconnect with nature! The Education Team has been creating some <a href="https://www.lsrca.on.ca/online-learning">wonderful nature activities​</a> to help inspire families and children to go outside. The Great Outdoors is a wonderful way to get some much-needed fresh air and exercise.<br></p><p>Stay safe everyone,<br> Cheryl Taylor, Executive Director<br></p>
Take a Backyard Safari Hunt For Signs of Springhttps://www.lakesimcoefoundation.ca/Pages/Take-a-Backyard-Safari-Hunt.aspx5/21/2020 1:32:35 PMTake a Backyard Safari Hunt For Signs of Spring<h1>​Take a Backyard Safari Hunt For Signs of Spring!</h1><p>The team of Outdoor Educators at LSRCA continue to create new activities to keep children engaged during this difficult time. This time, it’s a backyard safari! A big thank you to Bradford Today for publishing the story. A lot of these types of activities are going to be on display when the new Nature Centre opens. Are your kids spending time learning outdoors? Take a picture and share it with us!<br></p><p><a href="https://www.bradfordtoday.ca/local-news/lsrca-invites-you-to-take-a-backyard-safari-to-hunt-for-signs-of-spring-2244630">​Take the Backyard Safari!</a>​<br></p>
Katie’s 5 Easy Tips for Getting Your Kids Outsidehttps://www.lakesimcoefoundation.ca/Pages/Katies-5-Tips-for-Getting-Your-Kids-Outside.aspx5/21/2020 1:07:01 PMKatie’s 5 Easy Tips for Getting Your Kids Outside<h1>​​Katie’s 5 Easy Tips for Getting Your Kids Outside<br></h1><p>So, your kids are at home and school has been cancelled (for the time being), how will you keep your kids engaged and excited to learn… outside?</p><p>Check out LSRCA’s Outdoor Educator, <a href="https://www.lsrca.on.ca/Pages/Katies-Easy-Tips-For-Getting-Your-Kids-Outside.aspx">Katie Biddie’s 5 top tips for getting your kids outside</a>.​<br></p>