View a list of upcoming Explorer Days and read our Explorer Day Etiquette below!
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July 27, 2017 @ 3:00 am - 5:00 am PDT
Minnekhada Park, invasive species
Our next explorer day will be on Sunday, August 27 from 10am-12pm.
This will be a stewardship event: our nature leader Chloe will meet us at the Quarry Road Parking lot where she will give an intro to the park and brief talk about invasive species. We then walk to the restoration site and Chloe will stop a couple times to talk about some invasive animals in the park (bullfrogs, green frogs and fish). When we reach the site, She will talk about plant i.d. and safe use of tools and then hand out the tools to help remove invasive species from the park. Then the kids can do some work pulling out plants and collecting in a big bag. As the time comes to an end, we collect tools, tidy up and have a snack and chat on the experience.
Please come with water and a snack and be dressed to be walking in the woods (long sleeves and pants) just to protect from bugs and scratches.
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.