Families in Nature with Alex O’ Rourke

September 21, 2019

September 21, 2019


Leighton Art Centre, 282027 144 St W, Millarville



Events Description

Time spent in nature is good for everyone! Come get your family nature grooves on at the Leighton Art Centre. Nature inspired activities, family led walks and free play are all part of the recipe to spark your family’s curiosity and connection to the natural world.

During this program we will be exploring animal activities, seasonal change and our senses together. Families will come away with ideas to support their own nature explorations with their families and children will come home with a nature inspired craft! Families are welcome to bring a bagged lunch to explore the Leighton Art Centre site and museum after the program.

Come join Alex O’Rourke on a family nature adventure at the Leighton Art Centre! The Leighton Art Centre is situated on 80 acres of the beautiful Foothill landscape. Mix in a 300 mile view of the Rocky Mountains and you have loads of inspiration and discovery! The Leighton Art Centre’s mission is to inspire an appreciation of art and nature and to discover the connection between them.



Artist/Instructor/Guide: Alexandra O’Rourke, B.Sc. & MA Environmental Education and Communication

​“Going out into a natural setting with a child as my companion demanded me to slow down, follow another’s lead, and experience the curiosities of the natural world through a child.” Alex has a passion for connecting people of all ages to the natural world. She has been an Environmental Educator for over 10 years. She is the founder of Urban Wild Calgary and has been providing family nature programs since 2014. Alex completed her MA in 2017— her thesis was entitled Family Nature Clubs: Exploring the Parent-Child-Nature Relationship. Her family nature programs build on the results of her case study. As a parent, she enjoys watching her young family grow and learn from each other in the urban wilds of Calgary, AB. Explore her programs, blog and case study at www.urbanwildcalgary.ca.

Who is it for?

Family & kids

Audience: Distances and activities geared towards 2-6 year olds.

An adult companion must be present during program.


Tickets : $20/child

$20/child, caregiver included. 1 caregiver per 1-2 children, please. Children under 24 months are free.

Supplies: All supplies provided. Please bring a snack and dress for varied weather.

How to get tickets?

Buy online

Phone: 403-931-3633

Email: communications@leightoncentre.org



Date: Saturday September 21, 2019
10 am – 4 pm

Venue & Address

Leighton Art Centre, 282027 144 St. West, Foothills AB

Wheelchair not accessible

Free Parking

Not accessible by Public Transport

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