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 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Christmas Bird Count for Kids!

Our second annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids will take place in Kwomais Point Park in Surrey. Avid birder, Coleen Doucette, will once again be our Nature Mentor for this Explorer Day.  The Christmas Bird Count for Kids is an important Citizen Science Project where all the data that the children collect is compiled into a central database. What a great way to celebrate the start of the new year – by connecting with nature AND doing important science work! As an added bonus Coleen has offered to bring her spotting scope so we can have a closer look at the rafting seabirds!


January 4
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.