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January 26, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm PST

Let’s Learn about Animals and Food Caching

First we will discuss what animals we know that hide away (cache) food for the winter months and what kinds of foods they hide. Then we will play a caching game, pretending to be different animals that use different strategies to cache their food, and see what we learn about these strategies. Then we will build pine cone feeders to hang up in your backyard and possibly observe some chickadee or nuthatch caching behaviour. Lastly, we will go on a walk through the park to look for any signs of caching.

We will meet at Bowen Park at the picnic shelter off of Wall Street at 1:30pm. Please reply to this email and let me know how many kids will be there and how old they are.

Please RSVP here. Thank you!

Details

Date:
January 26, 2020
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm PST

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.