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

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December 28, 2017 @ 2:00 am - 5:30 am PST

Our December Explorer day will be the Christmas Bird Count 4 kids at Buttertubs Marsh held on Dec 28 from 10:00am – 1:30pm. We did this last year as well, but we have added some improvements and are now partnering with both Birdstudies International AND the city of Nanaimo! We will have a warming station as our base (the Miner’s Cottage on JinglePot rd), hot drinks (provided by Starbucks) and treats, and some activities in addition to the count itself. The count will be led by experienced birders; please bring binoculars if you have them.


December 28, 2017
2:00 am - 5:30 am UTC+0
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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.