View a list of upcoming Explorer Days and read our Explorer Day Etiquette below!

In response to COVID-19, NatureKids BC is providing online resources and interactions, such as Virtual Explorer Days, to ensure the safety of our members. Please read our COVID-19 Guidelines and Policy for any potential in-person gatherings this summer.

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March 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

Herring Spawn

We are so excited to have Scott Wallace as our Nature Mentor teaching us all about herring spawning and life cycles. Scott is a marine ecologist, who has focused his career on marine conservation and is employed by the David Suzuki Foundation as a Senior Research Scientist.  Whether the herring show up or not, we’ll find some great marine/intertidal discovering and exploring opportunities.
Please come prepared for beach walking and windy conditions. We ask that dogs are left at home and that we work with kids to encourage natural items to be left in nature.
For the month of March, BC NatureKids is partnering with Healthy By Nature (a BC Parks Foundation initiative) to encourage kids and youth to get outside. We will be participating through our March Explorer Day, but check it out as a family!
Location: final details to be announced via email as we’ll be selecting the site based on herring numbers.  We will likely be meeting somewhere between South Courtenay and Kye Bay. Please check emails the day before or morning of for location.


March 10, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

Explorer Day Etiquette:

  • 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 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.
  • Children must always be accompanied by an adult guardian, who is responsible for their behaviour. Children consistently disrupting the experience of others may be asked to leave.
  • Bring appropriate weather gear, sunscreen, snacks, water, and other useful tools like binoculars, sketch books, cameras, and magnifying glasses.