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South Okanagan

October 1, 2017 @ 3:00 am - 5:00 am PDT

Caring for Cottonwood Ecosystems – Tree Planting Day

The Black Cottonwood Ecosystem is among the rarest plant communities in Interior BC.  Nature Kids are invited to go on guided tour of the Locatee Lands in Penticton with a syilx traditional ecological knowledge expert to learn about the importance of this place to indigenous people. See what makes this forest so special and hear about the many creatures that call it home. The tour will be followed by a hands-in-the-dirt work party to plant some Cottonwood trees.


Date: Sunday, October 1st

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00pm

Meeting Place: Doc’s Golf Centre Parking Lot. 5 Hwy 97, Penticton.  At the corner of Hwy 97 and Westbench Drive.

What to bring: Good footwear, prepare for all weather, snack and drinking water. Gloves and tools will be provided.


October 1, 2017
3:00 am - 5:00 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.