NEAT Trip to Terra Cotta Conservation

On July 24, 2017, CultureLink’s Newcomers Explore and Appreciate Toronto (NEAT) Program arranged a trip to Terra Cotta Conservation with the support of Credit Valley Conservation.  An enthusiastic group of LINC participants and some of their children from Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre Mississauga were welcomed by the staff, shown around the centre and taken on a stroll of the conservation area.

The participants learned all about nature, the various trees and plants and their medicinal characteristics, as well as the characteristics of some of the organisms in the area. Participants were amazed by the beauty all around the conservation and took lots of pictures. After the excursion, many of them sent hand-written thank you letters to CultureLink for organizing such a wonderful trip.

CultureLink’s NEAT program would like to thank all the staff at the Terra Cotta Conservation as well as Credit Valley Conservation for sponsoring and arranging this trip. In addition, CultureLink’s NEAT program would like to extend appreciation to all the participants for writing hand-written notes as well as the teachers and staff of Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre Mississauga for providing this opportunity.

For more information about upcoming excursions or to arrange one for your LINC groups, please contact Rubeen at 416-588-6288 x 231 | rchauhan@culturelink.ca.

Working with TRCA:

CultureLink’s NEAT program is collaborating with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) to offer free interactive presentations on nature and wildlife in the coming months. These presentations are geared towards newcomers to enhance their learning on various topics.

TRCA is a long-term supporter of CultureLink’s  and for the last several years has sponsored several Wintergration events. Stay tuned for more information on upcoming presentations.  You can also visit: www.culturelink.ca/NEATwalks to find out more!

Written by: Rubeen Chauhan