Explorer Day Highlight #4 - Going on a dragon hunt!

Did you know Dragonflies are expert fliers? They can fly straight up and down, hover like a helicopter, and even mate mid-air!

Victoria YNC members learned this and more last August on an Explorer Day with nature mentors Claudia and Darren Copley. Claudia and Darren are knowledgeable naturalists and arthropod experts from the Victoria Natural History Society and the Royal B.C. Museum

During their outdoor adventure, young naturalists learned about dragonfly biology, hunted for dragonflies and aquatic larvae by nearby ponds with nets... and even got to see some up close.



Celebrate Earth Day 2015!


Happy Earth Day members! We hope you make the most of today, and spread the word: Earth Day Every Day! Take the time to pass on positive messages to your families and friends, for example 25 ways to clean your commute: http://earthday2015.ca/25-ways-to-clean-your-commute/

Looking for great resources to educate your kids/students? We recommend EcoKids, a portal with fun eco-games for kids, and materials for teachers: http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/#

Don't forget to have fun outdoors!

Happy Volunteer Week - Thank You to all our volunteers!

A special thank you to the many YNC volunteers, who have cumulatively donated over 7000 hours of precious time to bring children and nature together  in 2014. 

You are an inspiration to youth and their families and all of us at the YNC. 
Please all know that you have our sincerest thanks, and we hope you've had as much fun on the trails with us as all our members have had with you!

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. --Margaret Mead 



Explorer Day Highlight #3 - Young Naturalists Take Action for Garry Oaks!


Young Naturalists explore and step up for nature during Club Explorer Day adventures.

Last June, the YNC Cowichan Weekend Club spent a day planting young Garry Oak trees at Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, a 52-acre conservation area on Southern Vancouver Island and home to one of the last and best remnants of Garry Oak ecosystems.  These young naturalists were really making a difference! 

If you want your kids to make a difference, but aren't a member yet, make sure to sign up here!