Boxerwood partners with all three local school divisions is an award-winning program we call Project NEST (Nurturing Environmental Stewardship Together). Project NEST is our unique multi-year sequential curriculum that takes students into nature throughout the span of their childhoods. NEST programs foster a sense of wonder and connection in our youngest children, and then build science and environmental literacy skills as the youth mature.
More than 2,800 local children participate in NEST field programs each year. Most of these students also carry out related conservation projects back at school. These NEST action projects help students develop leadership skills while also helping the Earth.
Each year hundreds of NEST students protect bird habitat, propagate native trees, and raise native brook trout.
Former NEST students are now pursuing university studies and careers in environmental science, conservation, waste management, and more. Visit our NEST website to find out more.