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Start your kids' New Years by spending time outdoors

Christmas Bird Count for Kids and Winter Camp Tiffin returns to the Tiffin Centre for Conservation

UTOPIA, Ontario (December 5, 2019) – The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) is hosting two outdoor events for kids this coming new year – Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC for Kids) and Winter Camp Tiffin.

This is a special year for CBC for Kids because it's taking place at the same time as Winter Camp Tiffin. Kids who want to attend both events can sign up for Winter Camp Tiffin, and will participate in the bird count with camp councillors.

“Exploring nature in the winter is a unique experience, “said Naomi Saunders, Manager of Environmental Education at NVCA. “Kids get to encounter nature in our coldest season, which for some is a new experience. This broadens their curiosity about the natural world and deepens their connection to it."

CBC for Kids is on January 3rd, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. It is a family-friendly citizen science event that provides families with the opportunity to learn about local bird populations in the winter. Volunteers from Nature Barrie will show participants how to use binoculars and how to identify the birds they may encounter on the trails at Tiffin Conservation Area.

Winter Camp Tiffin is on January 2-3, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities include forest exploration, animal tracking, shelter building, winter games and kick sledding. Winter appropriate clothing, including waterproof boots and gloves are a must. Registration fee for each camper is $90 for two days, or $45 for one day. Extended care is available from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for $10 per day.

For more information about these programs, or to volunteer for CBC for Kids, visit​.

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About NVCA: The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority is a public agency dedicated to the preservation of a healthy environment through specialized programs to protect, conserve and enhance our water, wetlands, forests and lands.

Media contact: Maria Leung, Communications Coordinator 705-424-1479 ext.254,