Environmental education has a long lasting legacy. Enjoy the experience of Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, or George Genreux Urban Regional Park. The experience may be enriched if you immerse yourself in some of the following resources. These enlightening resources delve into how the afforestation areas are outdoor classrooms – and as City of Saskatoon urban regional parks, there is a wealth of ideas and creativity.
Activity Pamphlet for the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area Fun for all ages with a focus on the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area.
Askî and Turtle Island: animated power point story for Kindergarden/Grade 1
Carbon Capture: to “analyze the interdependence among plants, individuals, society, and the environment.”
Canadian Families: is a means to explore past, present and future analysis of families, what creates family well-being, what kinds of parenting skills are needed to support growth as an emerging adult, and societal roles and responsibilities
Carbon Cycle and the Environment: “Global climate change is one of the most challenging environmental issues facing today’s society”
Electricity in the Environment: With a growing population “keeping up with the electrical demand is both challenging and providing some unique opportunities.”
Focused Study: Connecting Societies, Science, Technology and the Natural Prairie Environment in Saskatchewan: A power point to “interactions between societies, technology and the natural environment, focusing on changes to the prairie ecosystem and native plant communities. Conditions necessary for plant growth are also investigated, using selected native plants. Basic plant structure, function and mechanisms of adaptation are reviewed, as well as the fundamental importance of soils for sustaining life.”
Focused Study: Plant reproduction and Native plants of Saskatchewan. “To form an understanding of the continuance of life in nature through a lesson on native plant reproduction, pollination, the reproduction of symbiotic species and the effects of differing types of reproduction methods on populations”
Metis Traditional Foods Learn about traditional foods, the change of seasons and how to make la gaalet (bannock).
Millennium Development Goal #7. Ensure Environmental Sustainability. “Currently North Americans make up 5% of the world’s population, but consume a third of the world’s resources.”
Plant Growth and Changes: To understand the pre-requisites for plant growth how plants develop, and the necessary requirements for germination.
Walking with the Earth Pimohtiwin: A power point to “explore cultural perspectives on sustainability and biodiversity within local ecosystems.” Created to explore” the learning place is somewhere that still has natural plants and animals living in the area.”
For family day, a few resources for those who partake in home-schooling, or those who want a refreshing look into nature from another lens. Enjoy!
Write a story about your visit to Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, and email it to be entered into a prize draw (more details)
For directions as to how to drive to “George Genereux” Urban Regional Park
For directions on how to drive to Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
For more information:
Blairmore Sector Plan Report; planning for the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, George Genereux Urban Regional Park and West Swale and areas around them inside of Saskatoon city limits
NEW P4G District Official Community Plan
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city. 52° 06′ 106° 45′
Part SE 23-36-6 – Afforestation Area – 241 Township Road 362-A
Part SE 23-36-6 – SW Off-Leash Recreation Area (Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area ) – 355 Township Road 362-A
S ½ 22-36-6 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (West of SW OLRA) – 467 Township Road 362-A
NE 21-36-6 “George Genereux” Afforestation Area – 133 Range Road 3063
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map
Where is the George Genereux Urban Regional Park (Afforestation Area)?with map
Facebook Group Page: Users of the George Genereux Urban Regional Park
Facebook: StBarbeBaker Afforestation Area
Facebook for the non profit Charity Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. FriendsAreas
Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Facebook: South West OLRA
Twitter: St Barbe BakerCharityTwitter:FriendsAreas
Please help protect / enhance your afforestation areas, please contact the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. (e-mail / e-transfers )Support the afforestation areas with your donation or membership ($20.00/year). Please donate by paypal using the e-mail friendsafforestation AT gmail.com, or by using e-transfers Please and thank you! Your donation and membership is greatly appreciated. Members e-mail your contact information to be kept up to date! Canada Helps
The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
Use the UN Decade’s Visual Identity Make it your own
Spread the word about the UN Decade
Let’s Bring Back Forests
Let’s Green Our Cities
“The future of the planet concerns all of us, and all of us should do what we can to protect it. ” Wangari Maathai.
“The science of forestry arose from the recognition of a universal need. It embodies the spirit of service to mankind in attempting to provide a means of supplying forever a necessity of life and, in addition, ministering to man’s aesthetic tastes and recreational interests. Besides, the spiritual side of human nature needs the refreshing inspiration which comes from trees and woodlands. If a nations saves its trees, the trees will save the nation. And nations as well as tribes may be brought together in this great movement, based on the ideal of beautifying the world by the cultivation of one of God’s loveliest creatures – the tree.” ~ Richard St. Barbe Baker.
“Calm soul of all things, make it mine,
To feel amidst the City ‘s jar
That there abides a peace of thine
Men did not make and cannot mar. “
~Richard St. Barbe Baker
We owe it to ourselves and to the next generation to conserve the environment so that we can bequeath our children a sustainable world that benefits all.~ Wangari Maathai
“ If a nation saves its trees, the trees will save the nation. ” ~ Richard St. Barbe Baker.
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. Carl Jung