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October 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Hike to Trout Creek Ecological Reserve in Summerland
For the October Explorer Day we are visiting the Trout Creek Ecological Reserve. This fragile area has been given maximum protection from BC Parks to conserve a part of the dry forest ecosystem of the southern interior. Local nature interpreter Wendy Pope and writer Don Gayton will accompany the group on our short hike. Be sure to wear your best nature-coloured clothes for a game of camouflage!
Meeting place: Summerland Golf and Country Club. 2405 Mountain Ave. Parking is past the golf club parking lot, above the equipment and operations building, at the very, very end of the access road. yes – keep going all the way to the top!
Bring: hiking shoes, water bottle, warm layers, rain jacket.
RSVP to southokanagan [at] naturekidsbc [dot] ca : Please reply by October 25. Permission allows a limited group size.
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.