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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May 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Guided Tour at the Osoyoos Desert Centre

You are invited to take a tour of one of Canada’s most unique ecosystems. The “Pocket Desert” is home to fascinating plants and animals, many of which exist nowhere else in the country!

Be prepared for any weather, bring water and a picnic lunch for afterward, the tour will occur along a 1.5km boardwalk route.

Cost: $5 per person

Directions: From Penticton or Oliver, head south toward Osoyoos. As you are nearing Osoyoos, turn right onto 146th Avenue (there is a sign for the Desert Centre) and continue up the road until you see the Centre on the left hand side.

More about the Desert Centre http://www.desert.org/

RSVP – please let me know if you are planning to attend by May 20th.  Thanks!


May 26
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.