Support getting kids outdoors

The health and wellbeing of today's children are threatened by the decline of outdoor play, an increasingly screen-based lifestyle and the commercialization of childhood.

With your support, NatureKids BC can continue to create fun and engaging opportunities for kids and their families to explore, play, learn about and take action for nature.

You still have a few more days to qualify for a 2016 tax receipt. Year-end donations can be made by mail if postmarked by December 31, or through our online donation page:

Thank you for your support!

The Perfect Christmas Gift that Lasts All Year Long

Can't decide on what to get the kids in your family for Christmas? Consider a NatureKids BC membership!

For just $25 for a year, the whole family receives:

  • Access to Explorer Days with a local nature club 
  • NatureWILD - BC’s only home grown nature magazine for kids sent to your mailbox four times a year
  • A special kids Welcome Pack for each child (magnifying glass, backyard bird ID card,
  • Enrollment in our Passport and Action Awards Quest programs
  • An opportunity to be part of a province-wide community of kids and families who enjoy spending time outdoors.

Looking for an even more special gift? Our fun owl backpack makes the perfect addition to any membership. Throw your explorer kit in it and head out! You can bundle it with your membership here.

NatureKids BC Announces New Executive Director - Louise Pedersen

Since 2000 NatureKids BC has helped thousands of children get outdoors to experience and take action to protect nature with their local nature exploration club. Kids have paddled canoes, slept under the stars, built bird boxes and pulled invasive plants. These experiences have helped children and nature thrive, and are just a sample of the many ways NatureKids BC continues to connect children with nature.

Today NatureKids BC announces a new member to the team of passionate volunteers and staff that power their work!

NatureKids BC welcomes Louise Pedersen of North Vancouver as Executive Director. Louise brings a deep passion for engaging youth with nature, as well as significant conservation, philanthropic and communications experience to her new role. As a parent of young children she knows first hand the importance and challenge of connecting children with nature in our fast-paced and screen-enabled society.

Louise grew up surrounded by heathlands in rural Denmark and acquired her love of nature there. She has worked in the philanthropic and communications field for a number of non-profit organizations in British Columbia, including Stanley Park Ecology Society and the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation. She also she spent five years with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in the UK- Europe's largest wildlife conservation organization (and on whose youth program NatureKids BC is modeled).

Louise holds a M.Sc. in natural resource management from the University of Copenhagen as well as a post-graduate diploma in Public Relations from the University of Victoria. In her spare time she's an avid birder, cyclist and trail runner who loves exploring the local North Shore Mountains with her two young daughters.

Louise says she is “excited to be working with NatureKids BC where I can embed my passion for children and nature and use my communications and philanthropic background to build on all the great work NatureKids BC has done over the last 16 years”.

NatureKids BC is excited too, and looks forward to Louise’s leadership in achieving our vision of having children develop a love of nature, a lifelong connection to the natural world, and have the environmental literacy and skills to take action for nature.

Louise can be reached at

Launching this summer: Ridge Meadows & Otter Home Learners!

NatureKids BC's reach continues to grow as we eagerly announce two new NatureKids clubs opening this summer - Ridge Meadows & Otter Home Learners! If you know friends or family in these areas please encourage them to join. Explorer Days to be posted soon.

Go here to register for a new membership!