Laura’s Quick Tips for RockHounding

by Laura Estrada, YNC Director  and Program Coordinator, Mineral Resources Education Program of BC.    Choose your area, make a plan, dress for the weather and head out with your favourite adult. Make sure your area is SAFE! Never go near cliffs, ledges or on loose rock. If you’re in a protected area or provincial park, you will not be allowed to take anything away. Take a photo or make a sketch. When taking a photo, always use a scale or put something like a pencil next to it: otherwise from just the photo you won’t be sure of the ...

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Nelson NatureKids Club

Club Email:  Nelson@naturekidsbc.ca **Currently seeking volunteer club leaders** For more info click here Upcoming Explorer Days This club is temporarily closed while we look for leaders, sorry! Past Explorer Days Sunday May 11, 2015 (Mother's Day!)Camas Discovery Day!Join the Kootenay Native Plant Society for Camas Discovery Day. Saturday, March 1st, 2015 10.30AM Chamber of Mines of Eastern B.C.Rockhounding! Udo Matern President of the Nelson Rock Club is going to do a presentation on Rockhounding (Amateur Geology). Udo began Rockhounding as a ...

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Welcome to the Nanaimo NatureKids Club!

Volunteer Leaders: Linda Brooymans & Alex King Club Email: Nanaimo@naturekidsbc.ca My name is Alex and I’m pleased to be co-leading the Nanaimo NatureKids club.  I grew up in the mountainous Kootenays and greatly admired park interpreters who could magically point out life under logs and in water.  Moving to Vancouver Island in 1994 opened up even more doors of wonder into coastal temperate rainforests and intertidal ecosystems.  I’m a teacher and mother who is happiest outdoors exploring.  I’m looking forward to getting to know ...

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TriCities NatureKids Club

Volunteer Leaders: Katie Kuker & Wes Wong & Amanda Hickey Club Email: TriCities@naturekidsbc.ca Presently seeking additional volunteer co-leader. Click here for more information.  Meet your volunteer leaders! My name is Katie Kuker and I'm excited to be part of Nature Kids BC. I have been a wildlife biologist for over 15 years. I have spent a lot of time outside in the field on boats, helicopters, and on the ground studying whales, sea otters, songbirds, waterfowl, seabirds, and big terrestrial mammals. I've traveled all over to ...

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NatureKids Salmon Arm

Volunteer Co-Leaders:  Mr. and Mrs. Geoff and Emily Styles   Club Email: SalmonArm@naturekidsbc.ca Meet your volunteer leaders! We are extremely excited to be leading this group.  We are both elementary school teachers at Bastion, and are both passionate not only about the outdoors but also about taking children outdoors!  We have been lucky to have had many experiences with children out in nature, from our time in South Korea to our work here in Canada as teachers to discovering nature with our own two young kids. We are ...

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NatureKids Victoria

Volunteer Leader: Stephanie Weinstein Club Email: Victoria@naturekidsbc.ca Club Facebook Page Presently seeking volunteer co-leader. Click here for more information.   Welcome NatureKids of Victoria! We've got some fantastic Explorer Days planned for this year- hope to see you there! Meet your volunteer leader: Hello! I’m Stephanie. I’m excited and honoured to be a leader of Victoria’s NatureKids Club. I have been a “young naturalist” for as long as I can remember (when I was 5 years old I wanted to marry a red rat snake). I ...

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NatureKids Rocky Mountain

Volunteer Leaders: Andrea Ingram and Tara Chodyka email: yncrockymountain@gmail.com Supported by: Rocky Mountain Naturalists 2015 Explorer Days  More Explorer Day events coming soon. Contact your leaders for further details! Past Explorer Days Saturday, July 28, 2012.  Hike up to Mause Creek.  Patrick and Ellen Dearden, who are very familiar with this area, are going to be our guest guides. This is an awesome place to go for a hike with so much to see! There is an old mine site with tailings and old cabins. Beyond that ...

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Oceanside NatureKids Club

Volunteer Club Leaders: Alison Bakker & Val Tinney 250 757-8551 or Oceanside@naturekidsbc.ca Presently seeking a volunteer co-leader  Click here for more information.   The Oceanside NatureKids Club is an exciting nature-discovery program and environmental action club exploring local ecosystems, learning about native wildlife and plants and taking part in environmental actions to protect the environment. We have monthly events called Explorer Days for all members of the family, with wherever possible, an expert in the field. Each ...

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