Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wilderness in a City

We trained teachers in youth manual techniques at the Camosun bog pro-D event.  Camosun bog is an ancient ecosystem imbedded in the heart of a busy city.  It contains an extraordinary biodiversity of species such as carnivorous sundews and arctic starflower, cloudberry. On a wet, cold west coast monsoon, this bog glows with beauty and colour: The perfect location for demonstrating how a city emerges from the wilderness.
Susan, wilderness chick, enabled participants to learn 10 bog species in just 10 minutes, using silly memory tricks, one participant is being a little teapot and holding labrador tea.  
Stanley, city dude, led a City on the Wall activity to demonstrate the effect of urbanization on a pristine wilderness setting