Snow Fun for Families!
Scout Island Nature Center
The science and the structure behind the cold white stuff, a day of play and adventure outside, please dress for rolling in the snow. A free event for families with children aged 4-12 hosted by Mary Forbes, a Scout Island Naturalist.
Please Bring something to slide on (e.g.crazy carpet).
Past Explorer Days
River Walk at the Salmon Festival
On September 26 and 27 from 10am-4pm, the Salmon Festival will be celebrated in Horsefly. This is a celebration of BC's River's Day and the return to Sockeye Salmon to the Horsefly River. It is a free public family event and everybody is welcome!
We don't want to miss this great opportunity to learn more about the ecology of the salmon and we will have a special River Walk and games just for NatureKids members. Come and join us! Meet at the Scout Island Nature Centre table and don't forget your gum boots! :)
Monday, July 20th, 2015
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Scout Island (Dog Creek Road)
Blue Bird Field Trip
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Dog Creek Rd.
Bluebird Nestbox Monitoring
While checking the houses, we will find eggs and might find some little chicks too! Both Bluebirds and Swallows use these boxes, but we could also have some surprises...squirrels and mice also like this birdhouses for their young! We will be back by 12.00-12.30 to Scout Island.
Sunday April 26th, 2015
1 - 3 PM
Scout Island Nature House
Join local beekeeper Diane Dunaway for a busy day learning all about bees: Honey Bees, Mason Bees, Bumble Bees. It will be the Bees’ Knees! Dress like a bee and play make bee-lieve games. Half the day will be outside observing the local bees and don’t forget the honey bee hive that lives inside the nature house at Scout Island! These amazing insects pollinate so much of the food we eat, if there were no bees half our produce department in the supermarket would be empty! This event is gonna be sweeter than honey.
Scout Island Nature House
AMAZING RAVENS, CROWS & THEIR COUSINS
Family Wolf Day at Scout Island!
Sunday February 15th, 2015
Great Backyard Bird Count!
Cathy Coot, Nature Mentor birding expert will show us how exciting birding can be and teach us how to find birds! We will learn about bird identification and the diversity of shape and form for specializing how they feed and move. We will identify and count birds at the feeders and also go for a bird walk. We will play some outdoor games and maybe even have time for a bird craft!
Saturday, January 24th, 2015
6 - 8 PM
Scout Island Nature Centre
Join naturalist Mary Forbes and local community astronomers Steve and Lynn Capling for stories and stargazing. There will have plenty of stellar stuff to gander at with your naked eye, binoculars or with a telescope. If the weather outside is inappropriate for stargazing, the event will be moved indoors with games and activities.
Bring: WARM clothes (and gloves!), Binoculars (Scout Island have some available to borrow), Lawn chairs or something to lay down on. Please do not bring a flashlight or headlamp. A very large telescope is provided but you are welcome to bring along your own, more telescopes make this event even better!