Resources & Links

Here are some of the key resources we have used in creating these trails. If you are interested in going deeper, check them out.

Here are some excellent Mi’kmaw resources:


  1. From The Language of this Land, Mi’kmaki by Trudy Sable, & Bernie Francis, Sydney, NS: Cape Breton University Press, p. 17. 2012.
  2. Adapted from The Miser activity in Sharing Nature with Children, Joseph Cornell, Dawn Publications, Nevada City, California, 2016.
  3. Adapted from the Bat and Moth activity in Sharing Nature with Children (see note above)
  4. Adapted from the Scratch and Sniff activity in Earthwalks, Kirk Hoessle and Steve Van Matre, Institute for Earth Education, Greenville, W.V., 1980
  5. Adapted from A Dozen Touches activity in Earthwalks (see note above)
  6. Adapted from Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner activity in SunshipTM Earth, Greenville, W.V., Institute for Earth Education, 1980, p.102
  7. Adapted from Scenes activity in Earthwalks (see note above)
  8. Adapted from Whiffs activity in Earthwalks (see note above)
  9. Adapted from the Secret Skeletons activity in Earthwalks (see note above)
  10. Activity idea is adapted from the Soil Sinks activity in SunshipTM Earth, p. 142 (see note above).
  11. This theme is based on the Curious Heron activity in SunshipTM Earth, p. 194 (see note above).
  12. Adapted from the Magic Paintbrushes activity in SunshipTM Earth, p. 185 (see note above)
  13. Adapted from Wind Dancers activity in Earthwalks (see note above)
  14. Adapted from the Eye in the Sky activity in Earthwalks (see note above)
  15. Adapted from the Microparks activity in SunshipTM Earth, p. 192 (see note above).
  16. Based on “Pooh Sticks” game from Winnie the Pooh, A. A. Milne. Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, 1988
  17. This activity idea is drawn from the Basement Windows activity in Earthwalks.
  18. Theme is based on the Missing Passenger activity in SunshipTM Earth, p. 129 (see note above).
  19. Adapted from the Magic Planets activity in SunshipTM Earth, p. 185 (see note above).
  20. Adapted from the Share a Shadow activity in SunshipTM Earth, p. 177 (see note above).
  21. Adapted from the Leaf Slides activity in Earthwalks (see note above).
  22. Adapted from Scenes activity in Earthwalks (see note above)
  23. This storyline and the associated word activities are adapted from the Lost Letters activity in SunshipTM Earth, p.162 (see note above).
  24. Adapted from the Song of Winter activity in Earthwalks (see note above).
  25. Adapted from the Magic Spots activity in SunshipTM Earth, p.188 (see note above).
  26. Adapted from the Grokking activity in Acclimatizing by Steve Van Matre, Martinsville, Indiana, American Camping Association, 1974
  27. See the box entitled “Fish Weirs” by Roger Lewis, pg. 6 in Kekina’muek (learning): Learning about the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia. Compiled by the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq, Union of Nova Scotia Indians and the Native Council of Nova Scotia.
  28. From L’Nu’k The People: Mi’kmaw History, Culture, and Heritage by Theresa Meuse. Halifax, NS: Nimbus Publishing Limited.
  29. Information adapted from the US Forest Service website.
  30. For further history on the introduction of deer into Nova Scotia, visit here.
  31. For more information on moose in Nova Scotia, visit here.
  32. From
  33. This material is drawn from Grand Pré: Landscape for the World by A.J.B. Johnston and Ronnie-Gillis LeBlanc. Halifax: Nimbus Publishing, 2015. This is an excellent resource for learning more about the Acadians.
  34. This is one of the well known Kluscap stories and has several versions. The version quoted in this write up is from the Native Languages of the Americas website, which can be found at:
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