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Eastern Fraser Valley
March 26, 2017 @ 12:00 am PDT
Medicinal and Edible Native Plants with Metis Elder, Joe Smith.
Please join us at the Annex Discovery Classroom at the Great Blue Heron Reserve where Metis elder, Joe Smith will share his vast knowledge of edible and medicinal plants. Joe will make a tea for us from plants in his garden, and Alena McInroy has harvested cottonwood buds for us to make a salve. Afterwards you are invited to join us for a picnic and explore the reserve, famous for its nesting colony of Great Blue Herons.
Please bring a jar no larger than 500 ml, and a mug for tea.
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.