Our Marketing Assistant and Metadata Coordinator, Alli Rose has been receiving weekly emails from the teachers of her children, 9 and 6, while they have been out of school due to COVID-19. Alli noticed one of the activities was from our book The Big Book of Nature Activities by Drew Monkman and Jacob Rodenburg, and she knew that her family needed to try this activity out.
The activity, Douglas Fir or Spruce Sorbet, invites children make some summer treats from the trees around them. Find out how it went, and how you can create your own, below.
Excerpt from the book The Big Book of Nature Activities
Douglas Fir or Spruce Sorbet
About the Authors
Author Drew Monkman
Author Jacob Rodenburg
Drew Monkman and Jacob Rodenburg are the authors of The Big Book of Nature Activities: A Year-Round Guide to Outdoor Learning.
Jacob Rodenburg is the Executive Director of Camp Kawartha, an award winning summer camp and outdoor education centre which uses music, drama, hands-on exploration, games and activities to inspire awe and wonder for the local environment. He lives in Peterborough, Ontario.
Drew Monkman is a retired elementary school teacher, his interest in integrating nature activities and environmental education into all areas of the curriculum led him to oversee the development of an outdoor classroom which went on to become a model for many similar projects throughout Ontario. He lives in Peterborough, Ontario.