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The second incarnation of our EcoAdventure Camp began last week. We are excited about this second year as subscription is up by 50% from last year and we have added a Leader in Training program.
Elbow Lake Centre Open House
We had a wonderful open house at the Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre (ELEEC) on June 2nd. Activities included a snake show and tell, crafts, hikes and a BBQ.
Geography holds 2-day retreat at Elbow Lake
The Department of Geography held a two day retreat/orientation for incoming graduate students at Elbow Lake. Specific topics covered during the retreat included "Preparing Scholarship Applications" and "Roles as Teaching Assistants". These workshops provided incoming graduate students with information and tools to prepare them for the upcoming year. However, more importantly, this retreat provided a means for students to get to know one another in a beautiful setting, that being Elbow Lake.
The students prepared meals together and took advantage of the recreational opportunities available at Elbow Lake: i.e., an afternoon swim, exploring Elbow Lake by canoe and hiking trail, roasting marshmallows and making smores in the evening around the campfire. A few even gathered early the next morning to watch the sun rise above Elbow Lake! This retreat exceeded expectations and provided the perfect means for students to develop a cohesive cohort. The benefits of our retreat at Elbow Lake will be long lasting, and an event we plan to revisit every fall with our incoming class of graduate students.
Work bee at Elbow Lake
On Saturday September 10th, about 15 students and other volunteers traveled to Elbow Lake and spent some long hours scraping and then painted picnic tables and benches. Afterwards some went swimming and all enjoyed a bbq dinner. Many thanks to all!
Our Eco-Adventure Camp has finished and proved to be very successful. Five weeks, myriad activities and many satisfied campers and parents. We hope to be able to run the camp again!Read More