Volunteer Leader: Boleyn Relova
**Presently seeking an additional volunteer co-leader**
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Leader Bio: Boleyn Relova is the new leader for the YNC Saturday Club. She recently moved back to the West Coast from Calgary. No matter where she is, she loves to be surrounded by nature. It is a familiar place that gives her serenity. Boleyn looks forward to getting to know all the YNC members. These days, her favourite spot is a private stretch of beach on Shawnigan Lake where she loves to watch her three children immerse themselves in the water and in the nearby grove.
We offer a new opportunity to engage children (5 -11) in nature activities one Saturday per month. Please feel free to bring younger children along with you as well. The Cowichan Valley Young Naturalists are proudly supported by Cowichan Valley Naturalists' Society (CVNS) and the Cowichan Land Trust. Young Naturalists and their families are invited to attend the CVNS Winter Solstice Extravaganza every December and the CVNS Summer Solstice Picnic each June.
Please note: There is also a Cowichan Valley Young Naturalists Club for homlearners that meets once per month on a Tuesday, for more information please click here. Please note that homelearners are also welcome to join the Saturday group if that is a better fit for the family.
FALL 2013 SATURDAY EXPLORER DAYS
*We will send emails a week before each event. Hope to see you at these great events*
Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 at 5:15pm: Solstice Party at
Fresh Water Eco Centre 1080 Wharncliffe Road, Duncan
Fresh Water Eco Centre 1080 Wharncliffe Road, Duncan
Come one, come all for a Winter Solstice celebration. Bring a merry dish to share. We will be celebrating with the Cowichan Valley Naturalists and the YNC Homelearners Club, along with Mrs. Claus!
There will be games, music, food, stories, riddles, and socializing for everyone who loves nature (and you better watch out, better not shout 'cuz a very jolly individual is coming to town)!
RSVP to YNC Saturday Club leader Boleyn firstname.lastname@example.org or 250.217.0389
Everyone is asked to bring: dishes, mugs, cutlery and cloth napkins for a zero waste event. Please also bring a contribution to our potluck meal, backyard greenery for making winter crafts and an un-wrapped, low-cost gift for a Young Naturalist to take home. (Santa appreciates this help with gathering gifts).
**This is a much loved annual event! Mark this into your calendar and come on out. Everyone is welcome and if you have never come before, time to come this year!**
November - Sea Lion Viewing **Event Cancelled** Will try to reschedule for Nov.2014
Extra outing. Nighthawk Charters out of Cowichan Bay will be giving us a closer look at the sea lion populationais they follow the salmon run. A scientist will be invited to talk about the relationship between sea lions and the salmon run.
Saturday, November 23, 2013 - **Change of event** Bird Walk
Past leaders of Cowichan Valley YNC Linda Hill and ecopsychologist John Scull have agreed to do a bird walk with us on this day. At Freshwater Ecocentre, 1080 Wharncliffe Rd, Duncan
Past 2013 Saturday Explorer Days
Saturday, October 26, 2013 - Eves Park Nature ExplorationFacilitated by Eves Park Co-Chair and Cowichan Valley Docent, Genevieve Singleton. Will give us insight on the faune and flora while we take a walk through the rainforest, pond, old railway tracks and even a cave!
Saturday, September 28, 2013 10am-noon
"Bees" at Cowichan Estuary Centre to hear about native bees.
Did you know BC has 450 species of native bees in its pollination web and each species has a place that must be protected and cared for? Did you know most bees do not sting? Ted L, biologist from Plan Bee Now will teach us how we can be part of protecting bees.
Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 1pm
We will be joining the Cowichan Land Trust for the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-up.
Meet at the Cowichan Estuary Centre. Dress for the weather, bring your mud boots or sturdy sandals, plastic gloves, etc.
Saturday, June 8,2013, 10-2:00
**The Cowichan Valley Naturalists and Young Naturalists Club will be attending this instead of the usual June evening picnic event.**
Eves Provincial Park Board of Directors invites the YNC to Eves Park 50th Birthday Party!
Where: Eves Provincial Park, 8107 Little Mountain Road, Westholme
Please bring your own picnic, Eves Park Board will supply cake and beverages
10-12 Work bee and Nature walks
12-2:00 Picnic, Speeches, children’s and adult activities
Low Tide Day, Saturday, May 25, 2013
Low Tide Day is open to everyone and is not just for Young Naturalists, so invite your friends, neighbours, and classmates. Print the poster and take it to school or post it where people can see it. The event is very exciting this year.
We will be in two locations during the day: Hecate Park (by the boat launch and Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre) at the west end of Cowichan Bay Village, and Kil-pah-las Beach at the east end of Cowichan Bay. Here is a map http://goo.gl/maps/9uYkQ
Saturday April 20th, 2013 10:00 Inside The Hive at Bees n' Glass Lake Cowichan - RSVP LIMITED SPACE
Tuesday March 26th, 2013 March Break Wildfoods Walk, location TBA
Saturday February 16th, 2013 10:00 am Bird House Building/ Backyard Bird Count at The Freshwater Eco-Centre Duncan
Saturday January 26th, 2013 10:00 am Mason Bee House Building at The Freshwater Eco-Centre Duncan