Leaders in the Spotlight!
The YNC Club Leaders are passionate, dedicated voluteers who commit their time and talents to connecting hundreds of young people to nature each year. Two of our Nature Clubs Leaders were recently recognized by their local adult Nature Club for their efforts. Congratulations!
|Eva on her own icy Explorer Day!|
Eva Nagy, leader of the Vancouver YNC Club since 2002 and YNC Board Member, received the Kay Beamish Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Nature Education from Nature Vancouver at their AGM in April. In the award presentation it was noted “In the nine years that Eva has been
leader she has organized a minimum of ten Explorer Days a year, each attended
by up to 30 children and parents, occasionally more – over the nine
years that is an attendance of 2500 at least….There is scarcely an area that YNC
Vancouver has not visited – wetlands, beaches, forests, ponds, farms – always
led by the finest experts Eva can find and she is always finding new experts
and new experiences. Children have also built bird boxes, gone
ponding and `critter hunting` and even studied plants at UBC labs.” Eva has indeed done a marvelous job of providing incredible learning and exploring opportunities for YNC members and her club became so popular that addtional Vancouver YNC Clubs were started in Stanley Park and North Vancouver to accomodate all the interested families.
Noriko in the field with her club
Congratulations to both Noriko and Eva!