Let’s Bring back the Bees

April is earth month, a time where we appreciate our beautiful planet and are more conscious of the ways we can keep it sustainable   It’s no big secret the bee population has been declining, globally. Some of the reasons for this decline are climate change, industrial agriculture, and parasites. There are other factors, including… Read More…

The many benefits of attending camp

  When parents think of putting their children into camp, many share similar concerns. ‘Will my son or daughter enjoy it?’ ‘Will they make friends?’ ‘Is it worth the cost?’   Well, according to a study at the University of Waterloo, there are many benefits of enrolling children in a camp program. Findings from the… Read More…

Make a milk-carton bird feeder

 What You’ll Need:   Milk Carton Sharp knife Non-toxic Acrylic paint and paintbrush (optional) Long wooden stick or wooden spoon for the perch String Bird seed     If you’d like to paint or decorate your feeder, use the acrylic paint and let it dry fully.   Carefully cut a rectangle out on the carton… Read More…

Today is National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day! (yes, really)

January 29th is Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day! Who doesn’t love popping bubbles with bubble wrap? Did you know that the bubble wrap we use now as packaging material was actually invented to be used as wallpaper? In 1957, two engineers named Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes tried to make a unique wall covering by sealing… Read More…

Make your own Strawberry Ice Cream…in a bag!

  January 15th is National Strawberry Ice Cream Day! To celebrate, we put together a fun, tasty way to make strawberry ice-cream in a bag!   You’ll need: Lots of Ice Cubes 1 cup of heavy cream 1/2 cup of table salt or sea salt 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 medium ziplock… Read More…

New Years Resolutions to make (and keep) with your kids

  So many of us do it. We make New Year resolutions, all with the best of intentions, and then by mid-January they’ve gone as cold as the snow on the ground. Some experts say that the key to sticking to your resolutions is to have a resolution ‘buddy’ to help you along the way… Read More…

How to survive winter break without hearing, ‘I’m bored’

  After the excitement of the holidays are over, gifts are opened and played with, some parents hear those two words from their kids that they dread. “I’m Bored!” Many kids will jump on video games, phones or other devices as boredom-busters. Limiting the use of electronic devices sounds great in theory, but with 10… Read More…

Fact Feud, Episode 2

  This week on Fact Feud, Rob and Emma face off again with some cool facts about space and animals! Here are some of the neat things we learned. Q: What is a meteorite? A: A Meteorite is a solid piece of matter from space that falls to earth. They are born from a piece… Read More…

Fact Feud Episode 1

On Fact Feud Episode 1, Rob and Emma faced off to see who had the best animal facts.   Here are some of the top animal facts we learned! Q: What are three distinguishing features between mammals and other animals that makes a mammal a mammal? A: 1. warm blooded  2. mammals always feed milk… Read More…

Inclusive science programs, outside of school

    Children have a natural curiosity for science. And although elementary and secondary schools have science classes, research shows that when children learn on their own, they retain information differently and enjoy the process more.   Oakville-based Safari Science will be offering after-school science classes for children beginning in January. Rob Ruthart, founder of… Read More…

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