Nova Scotia is FINALLY starting to get some snow, so now is the time to get outside and enjoy some of that winter weather! Here at Green Schools, we talk all about different ways we can save energy and waste-less. One of my favorite ways to save energy is to head outside and enjoy what fun nature has to offer! I love spending time at Trenton Park with its 6 km of hiking trails surrounded by 565 acres of century-old coniferous trees. Trenton Park has had a lot of money invested in work done in 2022 to revitalize the trails and add new equipment, like the state-of-the-art new playground, splash pad, and dog park!
One of my favorite things to do at Trenton Park is to go snowshoeing. During the winter, trails tend to be covered in a thick blanket of snow. Snowshoeing allows you to explore and create your own trails! When you're snowshoeing the only limit to where you can go is how much energy you have! So, make sure to pack some snacks if you’re planning on an adventure! Snowshoes are also available to sign out and borrow if you want to get out there and explore. There are adult and kids sizes available, just call Trenton Parks & Recreation at 902-752-2382 to arrange a pickup time!
Another awesome opportunity to save energy this winter is to enjoy a free skate! Indoor and outdoor rinks all around Nova Scotia tend to offer free skate times for both kids and adults too! My hometown rink in Trenton offers free adult skating Monday and Wednesday from 12 - 1:30 pm, and after-school kids skates on Fridays from 3 – 4 pm! You can keep up to date with all the free recreation programs offered in Trenton by following their Instagram @trentonparksandrecreation.
The first Wednesday of February is Winter Walk Day in Canada, so another thing your class can do to save some energy would be to organize a walk outside and get some fresh air! If any of our Green Heroes plan a group walk next month for Winter Walk Day, please share photos with your Engagement Officer! We love to see what actions students are taking to waste less and become more energy efficient!
Story by Faith- Northern Engagement Officer