Nature’s Scribes writing adventures coming up at Scout Island

Scout Island Nature Centre is hosting workshops on nature writing for children ages seven to 13 during upcoming school breaks.

Nature’s Scribes is a new program for kids to learn about nature writing that will take place on the teacher only professional development day, Sept. 28 and during the school fall break Nov. 13 to 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

The workshops run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Scout Island Nature Centre and are open to children ages seven to 13.

Scout Island Nature Centre and the Williams Lake Field Naturalists are presenting the program that will be taught by Anne Theresa White, says nature centre program co-ordinator Jenny Noble.

White and staff teacher Julianne Trelenberg will combine nature walks with writing games to nurture kids’ expressive potential.

Noble says White has been mentoring young writers in the community for several years, and her daily walks at the nature centre feed her creative spirit. She has even written a magical children’s book set there.

“Observing and absorbing nature connects us to all that is; writing can help us integrate and share what we experience,” Noble says. “Providing a space and a structure for exploring that process is the goal of these workshops.”

Group size is limited, so she advises parents to be sure to register their children early by phoning 250-398-8532 or e-mailing

The fee is $10 per session or $25 for all three sessions.

Noble says the fees are being kept low with the support of the Cariboo Regional District and City of Williams Lake through the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society.


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