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 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
We are pleased to welcome Judith Robertson as our Nature Mentor next month. Judith is a trained Teacher and Art Therapist. She has 25+ years of Outdoor Education with youth, and currently is a staff trainer for Outward Bound Instructors leading wilderness expeditions. She is also an Art Therapist and runs nature based workshops for adults and children on her land through her private practice “Inspiring Horizons”.
We’ll meet at 1pm on February 16th at Judith’s property on Heddle Road. Directions will be sent out closer to the date. Judith is working on a plan for what we will do together but it will be sure to include lots of forest exploration. We may be able to have a bonfire.
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.