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April 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

Nature Observation: Crows!
Did you know many Crows are collaborative breeders, and that in all likelihood your neighbourhood crows recognize your face when they see it? Scientists have been learning a lot about the intelligence of Crows and other members of the Corvid family of birds (including Jays, Ravens and Magpies) that is absolutely fascinating.
Join us at Departure Bay beach around low tide to observe some interesting Crow behaviour with biologist Dr. Eric Demers. Eric will share with us some interesting facts about Northwestern Crows, and we will do an observation exercise to see what behaviours we can recognize and what they might mean. Bring Binoculars if you have them

Afterwards we will go for a nature walk/ scavenger hunt in Woodstream Park to search for signs of spring!

Details

Date:
April 15, 2018
Time:
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.