Power of Nature
Simply put, the Nature Trust’s Power of Nature program is dedicated to getting people outside and connected to nature. Our nature preserves serve as a venue to experience conservation firsthand, and empowerment through participation in environmental stewardship. This program was established in 2013 and we have since seen hundreds of people explore our nature preserves through educational outings, paddling trips, garbage cleanups, art workshops, trail days, monitoring trips, and more.
Do you want to get involved with the Nature Trust, but you are unsure how? Here are a few ways that you and/or your group can discover the Power of Nature with us:
2. Youth Ambassadors/ Stewardship Groups: Do you run or are you a part of a school/community youth group or environmental club and want to get involved in conservation and stewardship? Your group can help accomplish important work on one of our nature preserves in your area by becoming stewards for it. Regular visits to the nature preserve can be planned and you will work with the Nature Trust to achieve certain goals according to the needs of the area. This is a great way to support conservation, plus log some volunteer hours.
3. Paddling trips: With the help of our partners at Canoe Kayak NB, we can plan a paddling excursion to or on one of our nature preserves in your region for your youth/community group. This is a great way to discover the joys of recreational paddling, plus learn about conserved areas.
4. Art workshops: Appreciate the Power of Nature with a paintbrush through an art workshop at one of our nature preserves with Conservation on Canvas artist and art educator Michael McEwing. Again, this is a wonderful option for a youth/community group to get outside, create art, and learn about conservation in action.
5. Shoreline cleanup: Every year, we host the Charlotte Isles Cleanup—an annual shoreline cleanup on one of our Fundy Isle nature preserves in Charlotte County to remove any marine garbage that has accumulated. The need for these cleanup days on many of our coastal preserves however is year-round, so if you would like to organize a cleanup day on one of our coastal nature preserves, please get in touch. This is a great option for any individual interested in organizing a group, school/community groups, outdoor enthusiast clubs, etc. who want to help keep our shorelines clean and marine wildlife healthy.
6. Frog Walk: Join us at our Hyla Park Nature Preserve within the city of Fredericton during the summer months to explore its diverse urban wetland ecosystem. We will learn about the seven different species of frog that call Hyla Park their home and observe them in their natural habitat. The Frog Walk adventures will captivate both young and old. New to this year, we will also be developing a Frog Walk Guide training program! Stay tuned for more details.
The Nature Trust gratefully acknowledges the support of the following sponsors for the Power of Nature: