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Manitoulin Eco Park & DarkSky

Animal Forms for Early Risers -- Early Morning Stretch, Strength, and Mobility Play (so Sleepyheads Can Sleep In)

If you awaken early, something fun to do away from the campsite that won't make late risers grouchy can make everyone's vacation better. Loosely based on Movement Therapies such as Yoga, Brain Gym, and Trager, this is open to all ages, but children must come accompanied by an adult or caregiver.

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Sep 28, 2024, 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Manitoulin Eco Park & DarkSky, 18777 ON-6, Tehkummah, ON P0P 2C0, Canada

About the Event

         Nature Educator and Movement Therapist trained in Yoga, Feldenkrais, Trager, Brain Gym, Advanced Stretching, Play Therapy, and more, will lead a circle of up to 30 adults and children into mimicry of wildlife movements.  This can be as gentle or vigorous as suits the individual, and chairs or benches will be available for elders needing to sit while playing along.

         Register early if you know your children will waken early, especially after a long drive to the park on Friday!

         Meet at the picnic shelter beside the office, store, and showers (or if the weather is unkind, inside the Nature Centre).

Tickets

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    Adult or caregiver of 16+ may be accompanied by two children of 12 or under at no additional charge.

    CA$30.00
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Important    Notes

Orientation to the DarkSky Preserve, Campground & Observation Field

The DarkSky Preserve has a no white light policy after sunset: no campfires; please have red filters for your flashlights, headlamps, and camping lamps; plan to arrive by sunset to drive a car in. The gate will be closed to cars after sunset.

  • The DarkSky Preserve or DSP includes an observation field plus campsites, the Stargazing Cabin, and Milky Way Bunkie for overnight guests. As a courtesy please keep voices low and cell phones on silent after sunset

  • No white light is allowed in the DSP including no campfires, cell phone screens, or vehicle headlights.

  • While we encourage event participants to walk without artificial light as much as possible, as a safety measure please be sure to bring your own flashlights and/or headlamps with AMBER or RED filters sufficient to colour and significantly dim the light shining through (you can attach cloth or cellophane paper with tape).

  • Astronomy guides will be at the front and back of the group with amber or red light sources.

  • On standard settings, cell phones should not be used as flashlights, or for taking pictures due to the white light of their screens and flashes. Alternatively, you can download an AMBER OR RED LIGHT app for your smartphone.

  • No laser pointers of any kind or strength (other than in use by our astronomy staff).

  • The DSP gate is closed to vehicles after sunset.

  • During all astronomy events, for safety all guests should stay with their guide and the group at all times. If you need to leave the event early for any reason, please be sure to notify one of the astronomy guides before you go.


 

CANCELLATIONS/MODIFICATIONS

 

All Event tickets are non-refundable. However, should DarkSky Preserve need to cancel an event, you will receive the option of either an opportunity to come to one of our future events, or a credit voucher in the amount of your purchase to be used at the Park during the same season, both pending availability.

  • All event tickets are non-refundable.

  • Events are held in all sky and weather conditions except those the Eco Park determines to be hazardous (eg. lightning, high winds).

  • Event tickets can be transferred to another date this season (pending availability) only if the Eco Park cancels the event. We will notify you by email in the event of a cancellation in advance.

To request change of date or for cancelations, visit:

https://www.manitoulinecopark.com/changeorder

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