Most kids know that trees help fight climate change but do they know that they are really important in preventing erosion?

When we think about ‘history’ we don’t always think about the forests. Yet, here in North Vancouver, there are histories hidden across the myriad of trials that surround us. Recently, I’ve been exploring this history with my children and taking advantage of local trails to inspire my work and their learning.

Children and partners of NVMA staff are often our guinea pigs and voluntolds. Thank you family! During covid you have helped empty the old warehouse, tested experiments for upcoming programs, previewed blog posts for us, and more. Most recently, our staff members kids have checked out our Kidoons cartoons and new online activities.

This past winter, if you took a break from skating at North Vancouver’s new outdoor rink at The Shipyard Commons, and wandered inside, you likely saw wooden objects hanging outside the washrooms. Bright and colourful and unusual shapes, but what are they?