Environmental Fun Day 2022!

The 12th annual Environmental Fun Day, organized by the Wheatley River Improvement Group and the Hunter-Clyde Watershed Group, took place at Campbell’s Pond in Hunter River on Friday June 10th, 2022. 90 grade 5/6 students from Central Queens Elementary, Gulf Shore Consolidated and École Saint Augustin joined us for a fun day of environmental education. The students rotated through six different educational stations and filled out their ‘Fun Day Passports’ after each environmental presentation. Staff from the Watershed Alliance came to talk about bats, scat and tracks; Nature PEI presented on species at risk; Thomas Bruce and Rosie MacFarlane gave an electrofishing lesson; Hailey Blacquiere and Jeannie Jaeger came out from the provincial tree nursery to talk about tree ID and planting; Peter McMurchy with Island Falconry Services spoke about falconry and birds of prey; and, staff from Bedeque Bay Environmental Management Association (BBEMA) had a station focused on the yellow fish road. It was an excellent day, and we are grateful for our wonderful presenters, all the great volunteers that came out to help, and the fantastic students and teachers that joined us!