The Vancouver NatureKids Club is supported by Nature Vancouver. Guests are welcome for one outing and then must take out a membership to participate. Members and guests must pre-register.
Meet your Volunteer Leaders!
Last year, I was doing songbird and waterfowl surveys in Nunavut. If you’d like to see photos of the raptor survey I did in the same area last year see this link! I look forward to meeting all of you.
Barbara Everdene is a community planner (alumnus of UBC’s
School of Community and Regional Planning) and mother of two children who enjoy
the NatureKids program. Barbara manages the West Coast Environmental Law’s Environmental
Dispute Resolution Fund and over five years has worked with hundreds of
community groups across British Columbia to preserve forests, lands and park
and ensure that industry is held to high environmental standards. She has also
spent a decade working on community development projects across the Middle
East, Central and South Asia. She feels very fortunate to call British Columbia
home, and aspires to really get to know BC’s beautiful places with her
children, agreeing with Marcel Proust that “the real voyage of discovery
consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes”. Barbara looks
forward to getting to know NatureKids families and sharing her love of wild
places close to home.
Date: Sunday, January 29th – 10:30 AM to 1 PM
EcoBlitz and Lunch at Surrey Bend Regional Park
10-1:30 Sunday October 23, 2016
17775 104 Avenue, Surrey, BC
We will help Metro Vancouver Regional Parks again this year (like we did last year at Iona) to conduct some habitat restoration activities and plant some native plants! We’ll help contribute to establishing a riparian forest. Please wear sturdy boots or rubber boots, all other equipment will be provided (i.e shovels and gloves). If you’re interested in contributing to similar events in other parks this month see http://www.meetup.com/Regional-Parks-Connect-Metro-Vancouver/#upcoming. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to the email from Leslie and Barb.
Nature Walk & Solstice Cookout at Centennial Beach
Explorer Day: Dragon Boating on False Creek and snack in Creekside Park
Nature Vancouver Summer Social
Sunday, June 26th
12 PM – 2 PM and feel free to stay and play
Oak Meadows Park
Meet at the insect hotel (a large structure at the roadside) near the northeast corner of Oak St & 37th St (see email for directions)
Saturday May 7th
8 – 10am
Iona Beach Regional Park
Cost: $1 per family member, please bring change
We are pleased to be invited to the WildResearch bird banding station again at Iona Beach Regional Park. This was a very popular tour in September. We will be looking at the mist nets where the birds are caught and visiting the banding station where we’ll be able to see birds up close and learn about their behaviour. Remember to bring your binoculars and bird guides if you have them!
WildResearch asks that each participant attending IIBO (children and adults) contribute $1 towards a day membership to WildResearch. Additional donations to contribute towards keeping IIBO running are always appreciated.
Come join us in partnership with the Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA) to share our experiences of urban wildlife in one of Vancouver’s biggest (and least known) urban greenspaces and the EYA’s newly planted wildlife garden. The EYA and the Strathcona Community Garden have been working this year to reclaim a part of our garden from invasive blackberry. We’re removed a lot of garbage and many blackberry plants, and planted hundreds of wildlife friendly trees, shrubs and forbs.
Our guest will be Project Manager Matthew Kemshaw who will share what has been done on site. He’ll be leading a Citizen Science investigation, giving kids detective work to do to discover and document the wild animals living in this huge biodiverse garden.
Mason Bee Release
Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
Fish Hatchery Visit
10:00 AM – Noon
Nature Mentor: Jen Callaghan
CommonGround Native Plant Printing & Gallery Tour
Saturday January 23, 2016
10:30am – 11:45am
Location: 808 Richards Street
Cypress Bowl Road, West Vancouver (more specific information TBA)
Christmas Bird Count for Kids— REGISTRATION REQUIRED
1) The adventure begins with an indoor session including learning about birds and how to identify them and practice using binoculars.
3) After the survey, all teams will re-group for lunch (bring your own) and we’ll tally up the bird numbers and compare sightings!
Mason Bee Workshop & Bee House Cleaning
Sunday November 8th
9 AM – 12 PM
Jericho Sailing Club
Nature Mentor: Jericho Stewardship Group
10 am – 1 pmIona Beach Eco Bioblitz Iona Beach Regional Park. Meet in the Iona Parking Lot near the Big Marsh
Nature Mentors: WildResearch and Metro Vancouver Regional Parks
Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
Fun with Fungus!
10 am – noon
Burnaby Lake Regional Park. Meet at the Nature House by Piper Ave entrance
Nature Mentors: Al & Jude Grass
I know you’re ready for this event with your “fun guy” jokes! Al and Jude will teach us about fungi. Maybe we’ll see my favourite, puff balls. Please RSVP by Friday, October 2nd using the link sent by email.
Sunday, September 20th, 2015
8 – 9 PM, in wet conditions (to see amphibians!)
Imperial Drive in Pacific Spirit Park
Amphibian Road Surveys (for members 8+ years old only)
Saturday September 12th, 2015
Iona Banding Station
Fall Bird Migration with WildResearch!
The NatureKids with be joined by BC Nature`s WildResearch Club for the Fall Bird Migration!
Walk through Old growth forest at Lighthouse Park with Nature Mentor, Elaine Graham.
Sunday May 17th
Rock Hound Hunt
This is a
rock-hound hunt on a pebbly beach below the picnic tables at Acadia Beach Park.
We will learn about the difference between the three main rock-types
(Sedimentary, Igneous and Metamorphic). Then we will go down onto the beach and
look at the huge variety of cobbles that cover the beach, collect specimens of
interest, decide which of the three types they are, how they were formed, where
each specimen might have come from and how they got there.
|Owen, 8 years old, YNC Vancovuer|