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 @ 10:20 am - 12:00 pm

O.W.L. tour & Raptor Hunt
Leaders:  O.W.L. staff & Al Grass
First, we will have an outdoor tour of the aviaries at OWL  (www.owlrehab.org)  to learn about all their owls, hawks, falcons & eagles.  Cost is a $5 donation per person. NOTE: SPACE IS LIMITED, so register early if you want to come.
Then we will go out on the dyke with Al to search for wild raptors.  After the raptor hunt, you are welcome to join Al & Anthea at the Skyhawk restaurant at Boundary Bay airport, where you can buy a tasty lunch (skyhawkrestaurant.ca).


January 12
10:20 am - 12:00 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.