We were pleased to partner with Oldman Watershed Council at the Helen Schuler Nature Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta, in March of 2018, with a Fish Stick puppet workshop. Participants made some simple puppets and an aquatic habitat complete with clean, clear water and healthy riparian vegetation. Then, they recorded a quick clip using their handcrafted puppets. This hands-on learning experience gave kids the opportunity to learn how what we do on land eventually makes its way into the water, impacting everyone downstream. Participants learned that it’s to our own benefit to respect the river and its tributaries by following Leave No Trace principles and other best practices, like steering clear of water. Participants learned about Alberta’s provincial fish, trout, like the bull trout and the threatened westslope cutthroat trout and the habitat in which they thrive.
Puppetry is a fun and dynamic hands-on approach to learning! Our Artistic Director Wendy Passmore-Godfrey is an award-winning educator who has over 25 years of teaching experience in schools and community organizations like the Oldman Watershed. See your teaching come alive through the power of puppetry! Learn more about our educational programs or contact Wendy at 403 228 3373 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 2022 Update:
We’re grateful to Leave No Trace who have shared a free community resource, created by their team. It focuses on the leave no trace principles and tips to be more eco-friendly in the outdoors.
Click here to access.