Nature mentors

NatureKids is looking for people interested in sharing their nature expertise and knowledge with young people on outdoor Explorer Day field trips.

Whether you are new to NatureKids or an experienced volunteer if you are interested in leading future Explorer Days for young naturalists  register and join as a Nature Mentor.  Our Nature Mentors Circle matches local experts, educators and scientists interested in leading Explorer Day field trips with NatureKids Clubs around BC.

South Okanagan Nature Club. Photo credit: K.J. Baric

What is a Nature Mentor?
A nature mentor is someone who shares their expertise, skills and knowledge about the natural world with others. Our communities are full of potential nature mentors such as working and retired biologists, geologists, naturalists and environmental educators.
What do Nature Mentors do? 
Generously volunteering a few hours throughout the year, Nature Mentors help bring the wonder of nature and the natural sciences to BC children and their families by delivering a program or activity on an Explorer Day Field Trip.  Learn more about what is involved with running an Explorer Day.
The Nature Mentors’ Circle
The Nature Mentors’ Circle matches local naturalists, educators, scientists and community experts with our volunteer nature club leaders who organize engaging hands-on nature-themed activities for children in over 25 BC communities.  Central to the Nature Mentors’ Circle is a database that lists local nature mentors across the province and lets club leaders find out about their availability and interests.
Benefits for Nature Mentors
By registering in the Nature Mentors’ Circle, you will access opportunities to share your expertise and enthusiasm with young naturalists and meet some amazing youth in your community.
How to Include Yourself
Our online form allows you to register and join the Nature Mentors’ Circle. This information will be imported to our database.