Sharing a Love of Nature Gallery

Throughout the year, we offer diverse and engaging educational opportunities for children of all ages. From school plantings to summer camps, we share our love of the outdoors with kids inside and outside the classroom.

These galleries show just some of the fun we have while learning about our Island woods. Whether hiking through the woods, planting rare native shrubs, or making an owl mask, our educational activities provide kids with the opportunity to laugh, learn, and fall in love with nature!

Summer Nature Camps


Bushcraft Camps


Any and all aspiring young artists! Do you have wonderful paintings inspired by the woods or fields? Are you inspired by the wings of a butterfly or the feathery limbs of the hemlock? If you have a piece of nature inspired artwork that you’d like to submit so that we can show it off on our website, then please, with the help of a parent, scan your beautiful creation and email it to us!

Wonderful artwork can be sent to:


the Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project

C/O Gary Schneider

PO Box 11

Belfast, PE

C0A 1A0


Upcoming Events

9:00 pm Summer Camp: Nature Discovery Se...
Summer Camp: Nature Discovery Se...
Aug 10 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 14 @ 3:00 pm
Nature Discovery: Session Two This camp will introduce the children to the woods, stream and native tree nursery that surround our Nature Center. The campers will delight in learning to use all their senses to
9:00 pm Summer Camp: Becoming a Naturali...
Summer Camp: Becoming a Naturali...
Aug 17 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm
Becoming a Naturalist Session Two This camp focuses on encountering and describing the natural world. Through the use of art and other hands-on outdoor activities, they’ll expand their understanding of life in the woodlands, waterways,
9:00 pm Summer Camp: Bushcraft Ecology A...
Summer Camp: Bushcraft Ecology A...
Aug 24 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 28 @ 3:00 pm
Bushcraft Ecology Ages 14-16 These campers will delight in learning survival skills such as one-match fire making, shelter building, rope making with natural fibres, and tracking animals. Touching on plant and tree identification, campers will
7:00 pm September Stargazing
September Stargazing
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn about the night sky and get to know some constellations. This outing will teach some basics of astronomy and then head out into the dark for naked-eye stargazing
9:00 am SWE Bushcraft II: Complete Wilde...
SWE Bushcraft II: Complete Wilde...
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bushcraft II: Complete Wilderness Skills/h3> Spend a fun day developing your outdoor savvy. Learn to tie the most essential knots, light a fire safely and consistently, hang a tarp quickly and securely, chop wood, build

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