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In response to COVID-19, NatureKids BC is providing online resources and interactions, such as Virtual Explorer Days, to ensure the safety of our members. Please read our COVID-19 Guidelines and Policy for any potential in-person gatherings this summer.

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July 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Picnic at Trout Lake/John Hendry Park
With Phase 3 in effect, we would like to invite you all to a Picnic at Trout Lake/John Hendry Park. Our special guests will be Nature Mentors from Echo Ecological who will lead us on a Nature Scavenger Hunt throughout the park. We’ll play games along the way and discover all sorts of cool things, such as different kinds of bird nests!
Meeting place: We’ll meet on the south side of the Park, which is at 19th Ave. near Hull St. See map here. There is parking on East 19th. For bus travel, the # 20 (Victoria Drive, disembark at Victoria Diversion), #7 (Nanaimo St, disembark at E. 20th), # 9 and #99 (Broadway, disembark at Victoria, 10-15 min walk) will all get you there. SkyTrain stations Commercial-Broadway and Nanaimo are both about 1 km from the meeting spot. Please check Translink for more details.
Dress for the weather and wear shoes that you don’t mind getting a little wet. This Explorer Day will go ahead if light rain is forecast, but we will cancel if heavier rain is expected.
To keep us all safe during the Covid 19 pandemic, we will maintain physical distancing by congregating in a large circle of family groups 6 feet apart. Please bring a blanket and all the food needed for your family; we will not be sharing food. For the Scavenger Hunt, families will aim to stay in their family bubble. Parents/guardians will be responsible for maintaining 6 ft. distance. The wearing of masks is welcome but not required. Please cancel your registration if anyone in your family bubble has had symptoms of Covid 19 such as coughing or fever, or if anyone in your family bubble has been around anyone with such symptoms.
Echo Ecological is an organization that provides habitat conservation and restoration for degraded urban ecosystems in Metro Vancouver. For the past few years, they have been restoring the bog on the east side of Trout Lake, so they know this Park really well. To learn more about this project and others, see


July 29, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 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.