Frequently Asked Questions

There's no "nature" at my school. Just asphalt and a grassy field. Can your programs work here?

Yes! Our programs are designed to allow students to connect to nature wherever they are. If you'd prefer to experience the program at a nearby green space or park, though, we'd be happy to accomodate!

What if it’s raining, blustery or really cold on the day I’ve booked a program? What is your cancellation policy?

We will be happy to reschedule if the weather does not support a great experience for your students. If you need to cancel for any other reason, please provide notice at least 48 hours prior to your day of booking.

What materials will I need to provide for your at-school programs?

Depending on the weather, we may ask you to bring sit pads and/or journals, clipboards, pencils, etc. We’ll let you know well in advance of the program.

How do you incorporate Indigenous connections into your programs?

We incorporate Indigenous connections by teaching students about the Îethka (Stoney Nakoda) language and culture. This content was developed in consultation with Îethka writer and language scholar, Trent Fox.

Are your programs curriculum-based or enrichment?

Both! Each of our programs touches on specific content in the Alberta Programs of Study. Our integrated programs also offer the enriching benefits of social-emotional learning (SEL).

What do you mean by social-emotional learning (SEL)?

SEL refers to the ways we cultivate a wise and compassionate relationship with ourselves and with each other. We hope to foster SEL by incorporating activities that promote embodied awareness, emotional literacy, and a growth mindset.

We gratefully acknowledge that we work in the traditional territory of the Îethka (Stoney Nakoda) – comprising the Chiniki, Wesley and the Bearspaw; the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) – including the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai; the Tsuut'ina Nation; as well as the Métis people of Alberta - Region 3. Thimbleberry is committed to education for reconciliation as outlined in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action.
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