Earth Walk Kits

Earth Walk Kit Loans

To help connect more kids with nature, Hike NS has partnered with various municipal recreation departments to provide loans of Earth Walk Kits. In eight locations across Nova Scotia there are two Earth Walk Kits per location.

An Earth Walk Kit is a backpack full of props and tools to help adults run fun nature activities for kids from 5 to 12 years old as well as younger children. One kit has enough props for up to 14 kids at a time (some activities require kids to share props). So, two leaders using both kits can run a program for a total of 28 kids at a time. View a list of the contents here. Each kit includes a manual with descriptions of how to run the various activities, including adaptations for ages 3 to 5.

Kits are available to anyone who wants to run activities for kids including parents, grandparents, teachers, early childhood educators, recreation staff, youth group volunteers and others who want to engage kids with nature.

The kits will be especially useful to the over 575 people across the province who have taken Hike NS’s Re-Connecting with Nature workshop. This is a one-day, hands-on workshop for adults held mostly outdoors to improve your ability to lead and share an appreciation and understanding of nature with children and youth.  

Earth Walk Kit Locations

Please email the following contacts about borrowing an Earth Walk Kit in your area.

Annapolis Valley
Email Kentville Recreation

Yarmouth County
Email Yarmouth Recreation

Lunenburg County
Email Municipality of District of Lunenburg Recreation
Halifax Regional Municipality
Email Adventure Earth Centre - Shubie Park

Fundy/Central NS
Email Colchester Recreation
Pictou County
Email Active Pictou County 
Victoria County
Email Baddeck Library or to to  

Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Email CBRM Recreation

Order an Earth Walk Kit by February 15

As you may know, there is increasing interest in outdoor, nature activities for kids these days. There is also increased interest in the Earth Walk Kits Hike NS created and distributed above. We have had requests for more, so thought we’d see if others wanted to order kits as well.

The cost is $300 per kit and we are taking orders until February 15, 2021. We expect that kits would be assembled and ready to ship to you by late March or early April 2021 (this depends upon our suppliers’ ability to provide materials). Hike NS is offering this opportunity on a cost-recovery basis only. That is, we are not making a profit since the cost per kit is the basic cost of purchasing the supplies and the time required to assemble the kits.

Please contact us if you would like to order one or more kits by February 15. Be sure to provide your full name, organization name, mailing address and number of kits.

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