YNC Thetis and Penelakut Island

YNC is very pleased to welcome a new club to the almost 50 around the province--YNC Thetis and Penelakut Islands!
The Young Naturalists Club of BC is for kids aged 5-12 who are curious about nature and for those waiting to discover nearby nature with family, friends and volunteer nature mentors. 

To learn more about the benefits of membership or to join the YNC Thetis Island click here

Your Volunteer Club Co-Leaders: Airiane & Douglas Rogers 
Contact: YNCThetisIs@gmail.com

Explorer Days Check back soon to see what Explorer Day Adventures YNC Thetis Island has in store for 2015! You can always link back to this page by going to the 'Find a Club/My Club' tab on the main menu on the homepage.

Study on benefits of family nature clubs-- your feedback is needed by March 15th

Like me, last summer many of you participated in a study about the effects of family nature clubs. 

The researcher has asked for YNC Leaders and Members to offer some early feedback on the list of 20 positive effects of family nature club participation and weigh in on whether they have experienced these effects. 

I just completed the SHORT questionnaire and it was really fascinating to read the outcomes!

Please consider taking a couple minutes to complete the survey by March 15th. The link is www.surveymonkey.com/s/ familynatureclubeffects

A survey respondent will be randomly selected to win a $50 gift card to REI. More importantly, your input can help strengthen the case for the importance of family nature clubs.

Thank you,

Kristine Webber

Executive Director

YNC CBC4Kids Video Goes Live

Thanks to TELUS Optik you can watch a video about this year's Christmas Bird Count for Kids held in Stanley Park.

To see it click the link here or find it on the video on demand menu of TELUS Optik, YouTube and on their website, it will also be the featured video on mytelus.com on Friday Jan 9, (which gets about 1/2 million hits daily!).

Thank you to all the kids and families that spent the day splashing in the puddles and counting birds with us and o our very special volunteer expert birders and co-hosts the Stanley Park Ecology Society & Bird Studies Canada! Save the date for 2015!

And a big thanks also to Director/Producer Melinda Friedman who stuck with us in the rain!

"Thanks for hosting us, it was fun, wet but fun! I think the YNC is a great thing for families, I'm pleased to help spread the word." Melinda Friedman