Explorer Days are nature-related outings organized by each club’s volunteer leader(s). Most clubs have Explorer Days once a month. For some Explorer Days, you may build nets and go pond dipping for aquatic insects; on others, you may go explore a local tide pool, learn about mushrooms in a forest, paint, or go bird watching. View a list of upcoming and past Explorer Days and read our Explorer Day Etiquette below!

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January 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Christmas Bird Count for Kids!

Have you ever wondered if ALL birds fly south for the winter, and then looked up in the middle of December to see them flying in the sky? Come join us and Nature Mention Janne Perrin from the Chilliwack Field Naturalists to see who stick around for winter! Snack provided ūüėČ

Inspired by the well-loved Christmas Bird Count, the CBC4Kids engages new generations of young birders across North America.
CBC4Kids events are coordinated locally by naturalist groups throughout December and January. Experienced guides show participants how to identify local bird life and use binoculars, then lead them outside to find and count birds. After their adventures, the young Citizen Scientists enjoy hot cocoa together and share their observations. Their findings are submitted through an online checklist and reported to eBird, where they can be used in scientific research.

Location: Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve Annex


January 12
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Explorer Day Etiquette:

  • First and foremost: be prepared to HAVE FUN!
  • Pre-registration with your Club Leader is required for most¬†Explorer Days. (Friends are welcome if space permits.)
  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time to ensure enough time for passport stamping (feel free to fill it out prior to your event!) and organization.¬†Starting times are firm, and Leaders cannot¬†wait for late-comers!
    Please stay with the Leader and let them know if you are leaving early.
  • To take part in any Explorer Day, all children¬†must be accompanied by an adult guardian,¬†who are responsible for their behaviour. Children consistently disrupting the experience of others may be asked to leave.
  • Bring appropriate weather gear, sunscreen (if needed!), snacks, water, and other useful tools like binoculars, sketch books, cameras, and magnifying glasses.