Looking for an educational gift? Lakehead can help

Lakehead’s 6 Days of Learning offers various workshops from the Ontario Master Naturalist Program, Lakehead’s Third Age Learning, and several local businesses

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for that hard-to-please recipient on your list? Or maybe you’re a socially-conscious shopper, and you’re still looking for a gift that’s equal parts fun, but supportive of the community in some way.

This year, Lakehead University’s Office of Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (CELL) is offering “6 Days of Learning,” featuring workshops and learning experiences from the Ontario Master Naturalist Program, Third Age Learning Lakehead, and several local businesses. For each, you’ll receive a unique experience in the form of a virtual or in-person workshop, as well as additional materials. All workshops come with a special gift certificate to print to give to your chosen recipient, whether that be a friend, family member, or co-worker.

On Jan. 21, former restaurant owner and current hospitality teacher Andrew Mavor will lead Pasta 101. Andrew will outline the foundation of pasta making and will guide participants through the pasta-making process to make a quick and delicious pasta that is sure to become part of your kitchen repertoire. Participants will also receive their very own gnocchi /cavatelli board to use during the workshop!

Is your friend, family member, or co-worker a self-proclaimed chocolate connoisseur? On Jan. 24, local chocolatier Dawn of DWN Chocolate will guide participants through the chocolate-making process, and then invite attendees to participate in a chocolate tasting. Each participant will receive a chocolate tasting kit, which includes four different types of chocolate (dark, milk, fruit, and white).

It may be snowy outside, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t give someone a head-start on planning for their gardening this summer with the Native Plant ‘Seed Bombs’ workshop’.

on Feb. 2, author, educator, and lifelong naturalist Dave Hawke will outline various native and invasive species in Ontario, the importance of native plants, and will explain how to make native plant ‘seed bombs’ for your own backyard. Each purchase workshop includes a kit with enough materials to make 4 native plant ‘seed bombs.’ This workshop is geared towards parents, grandparents, and children.

Support local businesses and community members, and give the lasting gift of learning, with CELL’s 6 Days of Learning. More information, including the complete list of workshops and how to register for each, can be found here.