ABOUT WILD ROOTS NATURE EDUCATION CENTRE
Helping Communities Grow with Nature
Wild Roots Nature Education Centre was developed to increase nature awareness in youth. The programs provide fun, safe, adventurous and practical learning in a natural exploratory setting. The face of education is changing as educators and parents try to find better ways to teach youth in a changing world. We at Wild Roots Nature Education Centre believe that the whole curriculum can benefit from outdoor teaching and learning in nature. The programs are fully engaging and designed for each age group. Some programs are open to adults as well. Programs include Day Camps, Special Community Events, After School Programs, Guided Day Hikes and Overnight Journeys.
Wild Roots is owned by Marina Myra, a Biologist who has laboratory teaching experience in Universities and has worked with young people in nature education for the past 4 years. Her interests are observing and studying ecological processes in nature and advocating for wild places, endangered species and sustainable agriculture. She has a Masters degree in Biology from Acadia University and has worked in agriculture for the past 15 years. She has additional training in Wilderness Remote First Aid, Mental Health First Aid, OCC Leadership training, Workshops through Acadia and Heartwood to promote Nature Education in Children, Project Wild Training, Adventure Therapy Awareness, Winter Survival Training as well as High Five Training
We follow the Outdoor Council of Canada guidlines for event planning and group management to ensure event safety and quality.
Check out some of our past events using the button to the left.
Wild Roots was started as a business in July of 2014. A feasibility study was done in June 2014 and this centre is a direct result of the desire within the Annapolis Valley for an opportunity to learn from Nature.
We believe that young people should have the opportunity to explore nature in a safe and enriching way. This education centre creates the opportunity for young people to explore, learn about and participate in the ecology of the natural world.