Make it Monthly!

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Become a monthly donor and help us get more children across BC outdoors to explore, play, learn about and take action for nature. Monthly giving is the easiest and most efficient way to support NatureKids BC. All gifts have an immediate impact and bring the benefits of nature exploration and learning to more children in BC. Your support directly helps us: Increase the number of children across BC who get opportunities to explore, play and learn in nature through our nature club program Ensure we help children who can’t afford to get involved in nature-based ...

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New job opportunity with NatureKids BC

Our program coordinator, Tammy Keetch, who has been with us for more than six years, is moving on to new, exciting adventures and we are looking for her replacement. Do you love working with people and managing programs, and are you passionate about connecting kids and families with nature? The Program Coordinator is responsible for volunteer engagement and program management of NatureKids BC's nature club leadership network, ensuring the organization provides the best possible experience for our volunteers and members. The role champions nature clubs in communities ...

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Book Review

Best Places to Bird in British Columbia By Russell Cannings and Richard Cannings. Are you an avid bird watcher or just starting out? Are you travelling around our beautiful province this summer? We have the perfect book for you! This book will introduce you to 30 birding sites around B.C. Some  will likely be familiar to regular bird watches, while others may come as a surprise. Readers can choose their destination by species or by geography. The book is divided by regions and includes detailed information not only on how to get there but also on how to make the ...

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2016 Annual Report is Here!

We're very excited about presenting our 2016 annual report. It's not until we start writing about our adventures across BC and add up the numbers that we are once again reminded of how wonderful this organization really is. Thanks to all of you for making this happen! Here are some of the amazing numbers from last year: More than 1,250 youth members took part in Explorer Days, stewardship projects and other NatureKids BC activities 100 volunteers gave 8,000 hours of their time, skills and experience 57 nature club leaders organized and led monthly Explorer ...

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Youth scientists wanted!

Many of Canada’s birds are in trouble (some species have declined by over 90%) and free-roaming cats add to the list of risks that birds face. Cats on the other hand, are also exposed to a variety of threats, including diseases, vehicle collisions, and fights with wildlife and other cats. This summer, NatureKids members can once again help wild birds and keep cats safe. You can get involved in two ways: 1. First take our short Bird & Cat survey and get a chance to win some great prizes, including a MEC gift card. This survey (takes only a couple of ...

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NatureKids launches major outreach effort to BC’s elementary schools

Our mission to help BC children get outdoors to explore, play, learn about and take action for nature got a large boost this week. Thanks to the generous support of the Y. P. Heung Foundation, we are this week extending our reach to BC's 1,450 elementary schools.  All elementary schools will receive a free copy of the summer 2017 edition of NatureWILD Magazine and the accompanying Curriculum Connections guide written by teachers for teachers. Up to 150 schools will be eligible for a complimentary one-year school membership and a number of environmental stewardship grants ...

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Summer Reading: The Big Book of Nature Activities

We recently picked up a great book that we can't recommend enough! The Big Book of Nature Activities is a comprehensive guide for parents and educators to help youth of all ages explore, appreciate and connect with the natural world.

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Come along to our AGM on May 13

This year's Annual General Meeting is a family friendly event especially for NatureKids BC members. Come learn more about what we have been up to over the past year, participate in electing our Board of Directors and join us for scrumptious cupcakes. Event Details: Saturday May 13, 2016 Location: Stanley Park Pavilion (second floor), 610 Pipeline Rd, Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4 Time: 9:00-10:00 am All current members of NatureKids BC are invited to attend the AGM and to participate in this important annual celebration and brief business meeting. Come meet your ...

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A Glimpse from the Children & Nature Network International Conference

As Co-Leader of NatureKids BC’s Vancouver Club with Leslie Bol, I feel fortunate to have attended a day of the Children and Nature Network conference in Vancouver last week.  We had a great presence from NatureKids, with Executive Director Louise Pedersen, Board member and Vancouver Club Co-Leader Leslie Bol, and former Executive Director Kristine Webber (Kristine was a panel member of a session on addressing age-appropriate engagement in family nature clubs, see picture). As a parent and as a club organizer, I love being outdoors and supporting families to get ...

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National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week happens all around Canada this week (April 23-29) and it is a great opportunity to celebrate the generous spirit of our volunteers and reflect on the many ways that volunteers are part of NatureKids BC. Last year, 77 volunteers - who come from all walks of life - contributed more than 8,000 hours of their time as well as knowledge to the organization. And, that doesn’t even include the many generous nature mentors who help deliver most of the Explorer Day adventures around the province. Volunteers have supported NatureKids BC in so many ways ...

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