View a list of upcoming Explorer Days and read our Explorer Day Etiquette below!
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May 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am PDT
Our June Explorer Day is in May! (almost June)- on Sunday, May 28th at 10 a.m. where we will be exploring the intertidal zone with Tina Kelly, the Director of Learning at the Shaw Centre of the Salish Sea.
Low tide at Harling Point uncovers a wide variety of species—if you have help and the patience to look for them! We’ll carefully meander over rocks and alongside tide pools looking for invertebrates, fish and algae and discuss their adaptations for survival in this habitat. On previous trips we’ve spotted Blood Stars, Leather Stars, Gumboot Chitons, Sea Lemons, Red Sponge Nudibranchs, Umbrella Crabs and more. Sea Lions and Oystercatchers too.
This is a field trip organized by the Victoria Natural History Society, but the NatureKids have specifically been invited to join. It will be a good chance for the kids to meet some adult naturalists and marine biologists/marine enthusiasts as well as the sea creatures themselves.
WHERE: Meet at the end of Crescent Road (Harling Point) adjacent to the Chinese Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. 2179 Crescent Rd, Victoria, BC V8S 2H4, Canada
Other notes: Please wear appropriate foot wear for scaling WET rocks and slippery seaweed. There is a playground and bathrooms nearby/walking distance away at Quimper Park.
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.