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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February 16 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Snowshoe and River Otter Tracking
Join us and our Nature mentor, Derek Wilmott, for a short 20 minute snowshoe to little Joe Creek to see how many animal tracks we can spot. In the past, there have been families of river otters spotted in this creek and they leave behind evidence of their comings and goings. Let’s see if we can spot one!
BRING: We will have snowshoes available to lend out, but if you have your own, please bring them. Bring a thermos with a hot drink, a snack, binoculars (if you have some), and your Nature Passport.
LOCATION: Babine Provincial Park- Little Joe Creek trail (http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/babine_mtn/babine_parkmap.pdf?v=1548718254386).
We can meet at the Parking located just before Old Babine Lake rd and Babine Lake road intersect to convoy at 12:30. We will leave as a convoy at 12:40. Hike will start from the trail head at 1:00. We will post more information on driving directions/kilometers and amount of time to drive (expect 30 minutes from Smithers).
RSVP: We need to know what numbers of participation to expect, so we can bring enough snowshoes, and the pre-planned supplies for activities. Please indicate numbers in your family and how many adults/kids/toddlers.
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.