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 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

A TURTLY Awesome Explorer Day!

Join us and learn about turtles who live in our area. We will adventure around the Great Blue Heron Reserve, helping clear nesting grounds. Nature Mentor Maja (Maya) from Wildlife Preservation Canada will join us to show us all about Painted Turtles.

Celebrate these beautiful creatures and help us restore their habitat at the Great Blue Heron Reserve.
Where: Great Blue Heron Reserve
What to bring: Bring clothes that can get muddy and wet (rain boots, rain jacket, gloves toque and spare set just in case you get wet – dress for the weather), a snack and water.


January 19
10:00 am - 1:00 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.