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2015 International Unconference Unconference Blog

Attendees at the 2015 International Unconference did not have words to describe the talent which was showcased by the youth artists through their Statement Art Presentations. Mary Clark, Co-founder of the Get to Know Program, described the Youth Statement Art Presentations as one of the most "Inspirational days of her life".


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2015 Kokanee Salmon Festival News

Get to Know hosted a booth at the Kokanee Salmon Festival this past weekend in Kelowna at Mission Creek Regional Park. Youth had the opportunity to create nature inspired art at our booth with art supplies that were provide by Intraline, our event sponsor! Intraline also generously donated prizes which youth had an opportunity to win at the event.
Check out some of these creative, nature-inspired entries that were created at the event!

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2015 Inspiring Video Entries News

The Get to Know Contest encourages youth across North America to Get outside and connect with nature through the power of the visual arts. Youth have the opportunity to chose their own medium with which they wish to connect with nature. This year, we have received a variety of wonderful video entries that we thought you might like to see.


Don't Feed Me!

Don't Feed Me!

Call to Nature

Call to Nature

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Getting to know nature: evaluating the effects of the Get to Know Program on children’s connectedness with nature News

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People in industrialized countries may be losing their connection with nature. The Get to Know Program (Get to Know) is a multi-faceted program aimed at encouraging direct connection with nature through a variety of activities (observations of wildlife, hiking, creative arts, and special events), specifically among youth. Three studies assessed the effects of three Get to Know program activities on youth’s implicit connectedness with nature (measured using a computer based game). Participants were youth recruited from southern California schools or youth organizations. Participation in the Get to Know Program’s Creative Arts Contest was associated with increased implicit connectedness with nature. However, participation in the Get to Know Natural Treasure Adventure and Virtual Hike did not have an effect on connectedness with nature. Implications of these findings are important for agencies seeking to find effective tools for outreach focused on connecting participants with nature.



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Natural Sculpture Art Event News

Natural Sculpture Art Event


Thank you to everyone who made it out for the Natural Sculpture Art Event at Kaloya Regional Park this past weekend. Youth participated in a variety of nature activities including a hike around Kaloya Park, building natural sculptures and playing nature themed games to get youth active!