THUNDER BAY – Visitors and program participants will have an opportunity to “Go Green” and join Fort William Historical Park in commemorating Earth Day, Thursday, April 22nd.
To help celebrate this nation-wide initiative, the Fort is offering a free tree seedling to the each of the first 50 visitors who will be enjoying special Earth Day themed tours throughout the day.
School groups are also taking advantage of the Fort’s special Earth Day programming. Students from Five Mile School and St. Ignatius School will be participating in the “Earth Day GPS Scavenger Hunt.” As part of a team-building exercise, students will be required to solve questions about the environment as they learn how to use a GPS to locate waypoints around the Fort.
Students from Five Mile will also participate in the “Earth Day Sharing Circle” program to learn about how the Anishinabe people honoured the Earth in everyday life. These programs are happening at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm respectively.
The Fort’s Earth Day tours will illustrate how history and nature converge. Visitors will explore the habitat that surrounds the Fort, identifying different trees, and early spring edibles found along the Nature Trail leading to the historic site. Tours depart from the Fort’s Visitor Centre at 11 am, 12 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm.
Admission for Earth Day tours is $7.00 for adults (plus tax), $3.50 for students aged 6 to 12, and free for kids age 5 and under.
Celebrate Earth Day at Fort William Historical Park, Thursday, April 22nd. Earth Day is a national initiative designed to empower Canadians towards improving and preserving the environment. For more information, visit the website: www.fwhp.ca, call the hotline (473-2333) or 473-2344.