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Amazing Things to do before you are 12 on August 13 and 14, 2016

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Hey kids, have you ever wondered what your parents or your grand-parents did for fun when they were your age? They probably spent a lot of time outdoors. They probably went exploring, built a fort, watched the clouds or climbed a tree, sometimes all on the same day!

If you want to try some of this outdoor fun, bring your parents to Mountsberg and Crawford Lake Conservation Areas on Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can spend the day checking things off your list of “Amazing Things To Do Before You Are 12”. Regular park admission applies, and Halton Parks members can show their pass for admission.

Conservation Halton staff will help you to make a nest like a bird, make pottery, touch a snake, build a fort, and much more. You won’t want to miss the fun at this year’s mud pie kitchen at Mountsberg or at the Archery range at Crawford Lake. This year’s event also features a special presentation by the Reptile Store at 1 p.m., Sunday, August 14 at Mountsberg. It will be a day full of family fun.

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About “Amazing Things To Do Before You Are 12”

Hey mom and dad,

In 2005 author Richard Louv introduced us all to the dilemma of the growing disconnect between children and nature in his ground-breaking book “Last Child in the Woods”. He coined the term Nature Deficit Disorder which aptly describes the poor physical and emotional health of children and adults due to the lack of direct exposure to the outdoors.

At Mountsberg and Crawford Lake Conservation Areas, which are environmental education centres, the “Amazing Things To Do Before You are 12” event was created to combat Nature Deficit Disorder. 

You and the children in your life are invited to join in and start checking things off your list at this event. It includes many activities that you may remember doing as a kid. All the activities engage children and their families with nature in a way that is sure to create long term family memories.