View a list of upcoming Explorer Days and read our Explorer Day Etiquette below!

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June 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

Protecting our Pollinators
What creatures are visiting the Garry Oak Meadow and what are they doing there? Become a citizen scientist and do a pollinator survey! We will have fun catching insects, learning how to identify them and we will also contribute to science by doing a pollinator survey led by our nature mentor, Alwyn Rutherford with Parks Canada. We will bring home some native plant seeds to help pollinators in your own garden.
Location:  Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites in Colwood. Meet at the Coast Salish carved archway that marks the entrance of the Garry Oak Learning Meadow.
– Please leave pets at home- they are not permitted in the park.
– There will be no entrance fee or other cost for this Explorer Day because we will be Parks Canada volunteers doing the pollinator survey. There will be a volunteer form that you will need to sign when you arrive.


June 3, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 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.