View a list of upcoming Explorer Days and read our Explorer Day Etiquette below!
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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May 13, 2017 @ 12:30 pm PDT
Join expert naturalists and Parks Canada for a “Bioblitz” in the Garry Oak Learning Meadow to celebrate and conserve local biodiversity. We will learn about pollinators in hands-on activities, go on guided bug walks, do nature crafts and more! Rocky Point Bird Observatory will offer bird banding demonstrations and guided bird walks throughout the day. CRD Parks naturalists will also be on site and have hands-on activities. This public event runs from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m (we’re on at 1!). See the last section for a schedule of events. WHEN: Saturday, May 13th, Come as early as you’d like and meet your NatureKids group at 12:30 p.m for a picnic lunch, to explore together, and sign in so that we can start the Bioblitz right at 1 p.m.
WHERE to meet: Garry Oak Learning Meadow, Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site.
MAP LINK: 603 Fort Rodd Hill Road, Victoria BC V9C 2W8;
OTHER LOGISTICS: Free Admission in 2017 for Canada’s 150th! No pets permitted on site.
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.