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NANAIMO

March 31, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

Knife Safety & Carving

Knife Safety is the focus of this Explorer day, and it is great that parents will be gaining this knowledge as well, so that you can help to reinforce the safety rules when your explorers are wanting to practice carving at home, or while you are out camping!

The Mora Companion Knife is recommended for carving, as it is a fixed blade and a good quality affordable knife, which I have seen available at the Atmosphere store in the Country Club Mall.

Note: Knives are NOT to be used at home before this Explorer Day program starts. Many children have over zealously decided to start carving at home before they have learned important safety protocol and cut themselves as a result. Before we can begin to carve everyone must learn the 5 knife safety rules. This Explorer Day will have a heavy emphasis on safety and the fact that knives are tools that need to be treated with respect.

Parents, if you do not feel that your child is ready to use a real knife you can instead bring along a table knife (also known as a butter knife) and a bar of soap, this way children will still get to practice knife strokes and safety.

Location: Once again we are holding this Explorer Day at our Doumont Road location.  See a map and get full directions here.

We run our events the last Sunday of every month from 1-3pm.  Email us at nanaimo@naturekidsbc.ca to join us on our adventures.

Details

Date:
March 31, 2019
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.