Curve Lake opens outdoor learning classroom
June 23, 2017
Curve Lake celebrated the planting of two educational gardens at a special ceremony held at Curve Lake School on Friday afternoon.
The Youth for Water Community Projects transformed the Curve Lake First Nation schoolyard into an outdoor learning classroom on May 23 and May 25. The two youth projects are supported by national organization Green Communities Canada, which provided training through the Youth for Water Program, and the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Youth Opportunities Fund as well. The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario. In addition, the Gaming Revenue Fund of Curve Lake First Nation, with support from Sacred Water Circle, are funding the two gardens and information sessions within the community.
Kristin Muskratt and Nathaniel Cummings, who collaborated on a project at the school were on hand last Friday to speak about their work with the Rain Garden and Traditional Medicine Garden, heritage and the connection to the environment.