Discover NATURE in winter by joining Rob on a leisurely ‘Earthwalk’ which helps people of all ages to build a sense of relationship in both feelings and understandings of the natural world. If you have never been on snowshoes, not to worry! Rob will be showing you his tips and tricks in using them safely and efficiently while we experience the richness and wonders of NATURE, re-awakening your senses and sharpening your perceptions. We will be discovering NATURE’S subtleties by sharing and doing. We know that all natural ecosystems (NATURE) provide OUR life support systems of air, water, soil and biodiversity. Human health and wellness depends on NATURE’S health and wellness!! Bonus: Each participant will receive ‘strategies on living more lightly’…ways we all can find solutions in reducing our personal impacts on CLIMATE CHANGE. Suitable for adults and kids 10 +. No dogs please. Rental snowshoes are available at Abbey Gardens.
DATE: Saturday, February 8
START TIME: 1:00 pm
DURATION: 3 hours, 2 km
LOCATION: Abbey Gardens, 1012 Garden Gate Drive. Meet at the Food Hub
AMENITIES: Parking, washrooms, shelter, food and beverage services
LEADER: Rob Taylor
LEADER BIO: Rob Taylor is a retired science and environmental/experiential outdoor educator who is passionate about writing, relationships, eating to live and ‘living more lightly’. He continues trying to make differences by teaching people of all ages that we are part of NATURE; dependent on air, soil, water, photosynthesis and biodiversity for our health and well-being. NATURE is our life support system.
DIRECTIONS: From Minden take Hwy 35 north to Carnarvon (approximately 13km), turn right (east) on Hwy 118 Follow Hwy 118 approximately 11km to Garden Gate Drive. (If you come to Lakeside Golf Course on the right you have gone too far). Turn right on Garden Gate Drive into Abbey Gardens. The distance from Minden is approximately 24km. From Haliburton follow Hwy 118 past Lakeside Golf Course to Garden Gate Drive. The distance from Haliburton is approximately 15km. Please park in the lot beside Haliburton Highlands Brewing. Directly across from the lot is the entrance to the gardens where you will meet your guide. GPS coordinates: N 45.1080, W 78.6184.
- Falling in Love with Winter
Saturday, February 8, 2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm