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BLESS Summer Nature Program
Most summers the Big Lake Environment Support Society (BLESS) sponsors summer education programs at the little log cabin at the corner of St. Albert Trail and Sturgeon Road. There are all kinds of great games and crafts going on throughout the summer at the nature center.
People of all ages are invited to come out and learn about the local plants and wildlife. Kids and parents alike can enjoy the nature centre's activities that teach basic ecological and environmental principles in a fun and educating way.
Summer activities are designed around our Young Naturalist Program. This program, geared towards elementary school-aged kids, provides local children with the opportunity to learn lots of interesting facts about the plants and animals that we have around the Big Lake and Sturgeon River area while working towards obtaining their official Young Naturalist certificate and possibly winning some prizes!
In order to successfully become a St. Albert Young Naturalist, children come down to the nature center and complete a specified number of nature-related learning activities over several themed weeks throughout the summer. Activities each typically require 10-20 minutes to complete.
The 2019 Summer Nature Program begins July 2nd and runs until the end of August. Hours are weekdays 10:00 am until 4:30 pm except Wednesday when the nature centre is open from 12:30 until 7:00 pm.