Learn more about the natural world, by taking part in activities and reading the books and magazines listed on this page.
There are hundreds of ways that you can help the earth. We have listed some popular books on our reading list, websites you can visit to gain more information about the natural world, and sites that are just plain fun.
Hinterland Who's Who
This iconic website presents video and in depth information on ecosystems and the wildlife within them.
Canadian Wildlife Federation
An excellent organization to join. Beautiful magazine and educational opportunities.
Discovery Routes is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the use of the trails in Ontario’s Near North.
Last Child in The Woods
This book by Richard Louv is a game changer. It has to be one of the best books I have read in the last 10 years. Learn more about Nature Deficit Disorder and how we are damaging our children by removing them from organic nature experiences & play.
An Epic Novel of a woman who was lost and became found on the trail. National Bestseller & now a major motion picture.
"At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her."
Trauma Farm by Brian Brett
Both a memoir and a natural history of the small mixed farm.
Threaded with a deep knowledge of biology and botany, Trauma Farm is an erudite, poetic, passionate, and frequently hilarious portrait of rural life and a rich and thought-provoking meditation on the modern world.