Explorer Days are nature-related outings organized by each club’s volunteer leader(s). Most clubs have Explorer Days once a month. For some Explorer Days, you may build nets and go pond dipping for aquatic insects; on others, you may go explore a local tide pool, learn about mushrooms in a forest, paint, or go bird watching. View a list of upcoming and past Explorer Days and read our Explorer Day Etiquette below!

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10:00 am

SOUTH OKANAGAN

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Exploring the lakeshore in winter Esplanade Trail, Penticton. Meet at parking area at end of Marina Way, by the tennis courts (northeast of the Penticton Yacht club). Bring a snack and hot chocolate or tea. Dress warm. Snow boots and snow pants. Check emails the morning of, in case the weather changes and it decides […]

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1:00 pm

NORTH VANCOUVER

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

LOOKING CLOSELY: THE ART OF NATURE OBSERVATION Discover how to use your nature observations to create nature art. Work with Sara Theuerkauf to learn more about drawing what you see outside. Register at Eventbrite    

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VANCOUVER

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Birding in Maplewood Flats Conservation Area For our next Explorer Day we are headed to Maplewood Flats in North Vancouver. The Maplewood Flats Conservation Area is a wonderful, family friendly place to go bird watching. More than 200 hundred species of birds are spotted in the park annually. This Explorer Day will be an easy […]

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SALMON ARM

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tracks in the Snow Join our very own Christy Wright for an afternoon of snowshoeing.  We'll look at and learn about different animal tracks and signs in the snow. Location: Larch Hills Notes: Be prepared to pay $5 for Larch Hills Nordic to use the snow shoe trails. Bring own snow shoes or rent from […]

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NANAIMO

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Exploring our New Home We are excited to explore a new location that has been generously offered to our club for use every last Sunday of each month! Our first gathering on this land will be Sunday 27th January from 1pm to 3pm where we will explore the area and discover what it has to […]

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COMOX VALLEY

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wildwood Forest Exploration We will meet at the Piercy Road entrance. Head towards Inland Island Highway out Piercy Road in the Dove Creek area. Before you get to Forbidden Plateau Road, you should see the entrance to Wildwood Forest on your right. There is parking along the road and in a small pull out on […]

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Explorer Day Etiquette:

  • First and foremost: 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 (feel free to fill it out prior to your event!) 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.
  • To take part in any Explorer Day, all children must be accompanied by an adult guardian, who are responsible for their behaviour. Children consistently disrupting the experience of others may be asked to leave.
  • Bring appropriate weather gear, sunscreen (if needed!), snacks, water, and other useful tools like binoculars, sketch books, cameras, and magnifying glasses.