Curriculum Development Project:
Learning About, In and For the Environment
In partnership with the Prairie Spirit School Division, the Harvest Moon Society is in the process of developing an experiential agro-environmental educational program. The HMS education committee is collaborating with teachers in the school division to create activities that complement the formal curriculum. More information here.
HMS Educators Match-Making Program
We have assembled a collection of profiles of educators and community members that work with and through the Harvest Moon Society to educate for healthy land and healthy communities. This program was created for primary and secondary school audiences, but is open to any group. More information here.
New Moon Kids Camp
This three-day day camp for kids ages 8-11 is packed full of fun activities to get kids thinking about nature, sustainability and how they interact with the environment around them. More information here.
Eco-Challenge for students in grades 7 and 8. More information here.
Urban-Rural Youth Exchange
In August 2007, 13 inner-city youth from the Winnipeg Boys and Girls Clubs visited the HMS Learning Centre to learn about rural culture, community and agriculture. This program was developed in collaboration with the local 4-H club and the Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives department. Future plans include rural youth visiting the Winnipeg Boys and Girls Club in the city for a weekend of educational and cultural activities.
Youth Activist Retreat
In 2006 and 2007, the Youth Activist Retreat brought 45 students to the HMS Learning Centre to build caring and responsible environments in their high school, university, workplace, and in the broader community.
Additional Past Programming:
Organic Farm Education Tour (May 5, 2006)
This farm tour day hosted Pilot Mound School agriculture students to learn about organic and sustainable agricultural practices. In partnership with Canadian Organic Growers and the Prairie Spirit School Division.
Holiday Present Making Workshop (December 17, 2005)
This opportunity was open to students in Clearwater and the surrounding community. Twenty students participated and made handmade Christmas gifts to give to their family and friends, including beauty products, jewelry, and more.
Food Justice Camp (Aug 16 – 18, 2005)
In cooperation with a Winnipeg-based Ecumenical coalition and the University of Winnipeg.
Summer Fun Day (August 18, 2005)
This Summer Fun Day was a free afternoon of hands-on science activities for children living in the community. In cooperation with Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) at the University of Manitoba.