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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January 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Christmas Bird Count for Kids!

The Christmas Bird Count for Kids is a fun, bird watching event that builds bird identification skills and contributes to important citizen science for bird conservation. We will learn how to use binoculars and how to identify local birdlife. We’ll take a walk in the park and count the different kinds of birds we see. Our findings will be submitted through an online checklist where they can be used in scientific research. To finish up our morning, we’ll warm up with some hot chocolate, so bring mugs.

Location: 12th Ave and Beach Grove road entrance to Boundary Bay Regional Park Bring binoculars if you have them and dress warm.

A snack might be a good idea and bring a mug if you want hot chocolate.


January 10
10:00 am - 11:00 am

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.