We absolutely loved the field trip! There was a wonderful balance of direct instruction, hands-on activities and experiential learning. It is rare that a field trip is able to sustain student attention as this one did. The presenters were clear, extremely knowledgeable, and were wonderful in terms of interacting with the students. It should be noted that this group was very large, and there are some children with behavioural challenges. Their involvement, therefore, speaks volumes for the quality of the instruction/presentations. It was evident that the students had fun, but they also learned a lot about local Indigenous knowledge. The students with aboriginal heritage were able to feel a sense of pride as well. We feel very fortunate to have been involved in this wonderful day! Thank you Marilyn for organizing this event, and thank you to all the presenters as well!
Ken Davidson, Mission Hill Elementary Teacher
I really appreciated this tour. I learned about Indigenous plants and their uses, both from a historical perspective but also through the lens of how these plants have been impacted in the present. I hope to bring my family members to one tour in the Spring.
I want to send you a big thank you for the tour today. It by far exceeded my expectations! We really enjoyed the information about the traditional medicines and salves at the end. Personally I really appreciate how you incorporated a lot of the ecology/conservation perspectives into the tour.