Flying Squirrel Adventures is a free outdoor nature program for young and old in the Annapolis Valley.
We know that nature is always teaching. Flying Squirrel Adventures helps facilitate learning about nature IN nature by bringing people together to learn, share, and explore. We will help you connect with nature and a community of nature lovers through games, activities, challenges, discussions, presentations, workshops and more!
The Flying Squirrel is a symbol of being curious and having fun in nature! Also, the flying squirrel is active all through the year, and is very social, hanging out in groups. Just like us!
Flying Squirrel Adventures programs take place in Mi’kma’ki, the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which did not deal with the surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaw title. We want to recognize that outdoor learning and play would not be possible without access to the natural world that has been stewarded since time immemorial by the many Indigenous peoples of this land. We acknowledge that we have a responsibility to honor and learn about their histories and current cultures and to actively work in support of reconciliation. We are committed to fostering respectful and sustainable relationships with the Indigenous Peoples of this land, with non-human beings, with the land and with the water. In reflecting on our shared responsibilities to this land we encourage you to learn and engage with some of the current Indigenous issues which also take place on unceded Mi’kmaw territory.
The Flying Squirrels meet in person (and more recently) on-line around the Annapolis Valley. For our first two years the Kentville Ravine was our home base but we have expanded into new areas with new partners as interest grows and expands.
Our monthly in-person events have been moved on-line in recent months to ensure physical distancing, but we are working with individual partners to offer in-person events that meet public health guidelines.
Please check our Community Events page or our Facebook page for monthly updates, themes and current programs.
Program leaders have extensive experience leading people outdoors, and have up to date safety training and legal checks to lead young people.
Our Partners & Supporters
Flying Squirrel Adventures is being offered as a collaborative initiative of various nature-loving groups in the Annapolis Valley. We are very grateful to be running this program with the help of dedicated and generous groups, organizations and funders:
Friends of the Kentville Ravine