“They ask you questions and it’s fun answering,” one girl said about interacting with seniors.
Many of these girls don’t have grandparents or other extended family in Canada. Similarly, the seniors from Evergreen often experience some level of isolation. To spend time with each other is a rare treat.
“They’re asking questions and it’s really good to be with them,” commented a participant from Evergreen.
The group then heads down to the pond. Ruth, one of A Rocha’s Environmental Educators, instructs participants in using pond nets to fish around and explore. The girls and the seniors all participate as they are able, fishing bugs, tadpoles, pupa, and other aquatic flora and fauna into buckets for further investigation.