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COMOX VALLEY

April 22, 2018

Earth Day Fish Count

We are going to do the Millard-Piercy Watershed Conservation Trail Walk, which includes a guided interpretive trail and a chance to find and learn about various natural values along the trail. We will also learn a bit about what it means to live in a watershed and will get introduced to the work of the Millard-Piercy Stewards. If the weather cooperates this week, we may even get to help the Stewards with their daily fish count!
We are lucky to have Steve Williams join us as our Guest Leader on Sunday. Steve regularly attends NatureKids with his granddaughter, Ruby, and is a member of the Millard-Piercy Stewards.
Where to meet
The Conservation Trail Walk is south of the Airpark walk. Head south on Cliffe Avenue and turn left onto 31st st. just before you get to the last set of lights on your way out of town. There is parking there and we will meet near the big fish.
What to bring
Consider packing a snack and drink. If the weather cooperates, we’ll take a break at the end of the interpretive walk and enjoy the view at the estuary near Millard Road before heading back.
Kids are welcome/encouraged to bring journals or binoculars or other “tools” to help them explore nature with a light touch.

Details

Date:
April 22, 2018

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.