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A new Logo for our Sharing a love of Nature Summer Camps!

Take a look at our wonderful new logo from Jeff Alward. A huge thanks to Jeff for all his contributions to our bushcraft camps as well as our graphic design! A truly multi-talented gentleman.

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2014 Earth Day

Earth Day event at Macphail Woods Woodlands are wonderful places at all times of the year and the spring season is an especially beautiful time to get out and enjoy nature.  In celebration of Earth Day on TMonday, April 22, staff of the Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project will be hosting a volunteer afternoon on

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2014 Owl Prowls

OWL PROWLS AT MACPHAIL WOODS Come celebrate the wonderful world of owls this weekend at the Macphail Homestead in Orwell on Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19.   The Sir Andrew Macphail Foundation will be opening up the Great Room of the Homestead at 6:30pm each evening and serve light refreshments.  Visitors can warm

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Putting a precious resource at risk

As if we didn’t already have enough pressure on our natural resources, the PEI Potato Board and Cavendish Farms are now lobbying for the provincial government to lift the existing moratorium on deep-water wells for irrigating potato crops. Alarms are sounding across the Island in response to this issue.  Looking at the present threats to

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ECO-PEI AGM – Screening of “Island Green”

The Environmental Coalition of PEI is holding its annual general meeting on Tuesday, January14th at the MacKinnon Lecture Theatre, Prince of Wales Campus at Holland College (Kent St. entrance). The business meeting will commence at 6:30pm and from 7-8pm there will be two presentations on issues surrounding Island agriculture. The first will be a screening

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Upcoming Events

Jul
3
Mon
9:00 am Becoming a Naturalist Week 1
Becoming a Naturalist Week 1
Jul 3 @ 9:00 am – Jul 7 @ 3:00 pm
This camp builds on the camper’s ability to encounter and describe the natural world. They will use journals, collecting equipment, and take part in many fun activities that will expand their understanding of how to
Jul
10
Mon
9:00 am Young Ecologists Week 1
Young Ecologists Week 1
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – Jul 14 @ 3:00 pm
This camp will begin to introduce the campers to the amazing complexity of our native Acadian forests. They will dissect owl pellets, take part in forest restoration planning and plantings and develop their understanding of
Jul
15
Sat
2:00 pm Forest Restoration Workshop
Forest Restoration Workshop
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Forest Restoration Workshop @ Macphail Woods Nature Centre | Vernon Bridge | Prince Edward Island | Canada
The Forest Restoration workshop offers alternatives to clear-cuts and plantations, and other ideas on how to improve the health of Island forests. It starts with a presentation in the Nature Centre and then participants will