Outdoor Skills: Reconnecting with Nature and Learning

On Wednesday November 21st, The YMCA Academy participated in a nature scavenger hunt at Evergreen Brickworks. After a discussion on how to sustainably harvest plant life, students broke off into small groups and headed into the wild to collect samples of Cedar, Pine and Sumac trees. The groups had 30 minutes to collect samples from each category and return to home base, where they were warmly welcomed back with ready to drink Cedar, Pine and Sumac hot tea. After a small wrap-up session and some interesting and informative facts, the group headed back to The Academy to discuss all they had learned about the outdoors.

Did you know Cedar Tea can stave off scurvy?!

Thank you Evergreen Brickworks!

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Nov 22nd, 2012 – Cedar, Pine and Sumac Tea