Wild Child PEI: https://peiwildchild.wordpress.com
Wild Child Nova Scotia: https://wildchildns.wordpress.com and www.facebook.com/wildchildforestschool/
Donate today to help more children get into the wild! (be sure to put ‘PEI Wild Child’ in the comments box)
Besides our new Forest Camps project, Sierra Club's PEI Wild Child is an enrichment program offered free of charge in Childcare Centres across PEI. Wild Child gives children the opportunity to engage positively with the natural environments in their communities; through games, art, discussions and various fun activities, children learn about our native plants, animals and trees, and basic ecological concepts including; conservation, habitats, life cycles and more. Children are encouraged to use their imaginations, minds and bodies to explore wild places and discover all the wonders they have to offer. This nature immersion program is designed to strengthen the “outdoors” component of existing child care services, and was developed by Sierra Club in response to the growing body of research showing that children need experiences in the natural world for healthy development, addressing the issue of 'nature deficit disorder', where increasingly children are disconnected from nature in their day-to-day lives.
"Looking up close at bugs, trees and other wild life; watching and listening to birds and other sounds of nature can have a profound effect on our mental health, and young children especially need opportunities to take a break from modern technology, to relax and connect to the natural world," - Hanna Hameline, Founding Program Coordinator.
To learn how your after-school or daycare program could participate in the PEI Wild Child program, please contact us at 902-940-2263, 902-675-4093, or 902-368-7337 or email: WildChildPEI@gmail.com. We're on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/wildchildpei
Response to Wild Child has continued to be very positive and we hope to keep expanding the program in all of PEI!
We're appreciative of financial support from the PEI Wildlife Conservation Fund.
Support for this program also comes from generous donors and the following community partners:
We need more donors and community organizations to help us reach more 'Wild Children' in the years ahead and ensure that children from all walks of life are given the opportunity to explore more nature.
To make a donation to our Environmental Education programs (and get a tax receipt - be sure to put ‘PEI Wild Child’ in the comments box!) click here.
or mail cheque (payable to Sierra Club Canada Foundation) to:
PEI Sierra Club Wild Child, 81 Prince St, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4R3
We’re pleased to be able to offer a thank you gift for donations of $100 or more: John Sylvester's book 'Wild Island', which shows the beautiful coastlines and wild ecology of PEI. John is a multi-award winner (see http://www.johnsylvester.com/profile.php) and one of John's photos is featured on a 2017 Canadian coin.