MVFN Helps Fund School Project
Nancy Timmon’s Grade four class from Naismith Public School, Almonte, had a fantastic two day trip to Foley Mountain at the end of last school year, thanks to financial support from Mississippi Valley Field Naturalist’s Environmental Education Projects Programme (EEPP). The event was a camping situation, with help from many parent volunteers and included field activities, a sumptuous BBQ and a campfire in the evening.
Field activities, which complimented the children’s at-school environmental programmes, included a geological exploration of Foley Mountain followed by a study of plant life on the rock outcrops, pond studies, a hike to the beach and orientation with map and compass exercises.
Mrs. Timmons, who had taken several groups to Foley Mountain in the past, remarked her Grade Four’s camp experience was judged by parents and children to be one of the best school experiences yet, one full of memories lasting for a long time. In her post project report to MVFN, Timmons thanked the club for their generous financial support in making the camp possible.