View a list of upcoming Explorer Days and read our Explorer Day Etiquette below!
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June 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am PDT
Our next Explorer Day will be an estuary walk on Sunday, June 4th from 10:00-12:00, followed by a picnic lunch for anyone who would like to stay (weather permitting). We will be meeting at the Royston Seaside Trail, by the Royston Wrecks. Guest leader Dan Bowen, from Project Watershed, will teach us about the Comox Estuary, and we will see some of the restoration projects Project Watershed has been working on.
Directions: Drive south of Courtenay on the Highway 19A, pass Thomson Rd and take the next left on Hilton Rd. Follow Hilton Rd right to the end where there is a parking area.
What to bring:
A water bottle & lunch.
Rubber boots, or old shoes as we may be going out on the tidal flats and feet might get wet.
Dress for the weather (sun hats or rain gear), it can be cooler out on the water so bring a sweater.
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.