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Youth Wellness Connection: “Let’s Chat About How Our Relationship With The Land Keeps Us Healthy"

Thriving with Nature: Our Natural Connection

Join us to talk about our connection and relationships with the land and water and the role this relationship plays in keeping our bodies and minds healthy. We will explore the historical connection that humans have with nature and how we can maintain that connection in the age of technology.

Your host: Michael’s connection to nature started when he was a child spending his summers by the lake. His relationship with the land and water grew as he went to summer camps each summer which led him to pursue post-secondary education in the recreation industry with a focus on environmental science. Michael holds an Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism degree and a Bachelor of Education. As an outdoor educator and leader, he has worked with numerous institutions and organizations including Lakehead University, Brock University, Seneca College, Confederation College, Fleming College, Durham College, Outward Bound Canada, Camp Kirk, Taylor Statten Camp Ahmek, Camp Robinhood, YMCA Camp Wabanaki, Camp Kandalore, Onondaga Camp, March of Dimes Canada, The City of Toronto, The City of Thunder Bay, The Children’s Centre Thunder Bay, The Outdoor Council of Canada, Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors, and the Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association among others. Michael spends his leisure time with his kids in the woods, paddling out on the lake, or rock climbing the cliffs of Ontario.

Thursday, June 16th, 2022

7:30 - 8:30 PM EST

Age: 12-17 years

Guest Speaker: Michael Richardson

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