Williams Lake

Volunteer Leaders:  Sue Hemphill, Mary Forbes 
Email:  yncwilliamslake@gmail.com  Phone:250-398-8532



Upcoming 2014 Explorer Days



Walk for Wildlife; Saturday April 26, from 1:00-3:00pm
 The Walk for Wildlife is a national campaign that encourages all Canadians to get outside for a walk and experience the wildlife and natural spaces in their backyards. Wildlife Biologist Becky Cadsand will lead a discussion and walk to look at different habitat niches.  We’ll be citizen scientists and enter all our sightings into the Canadian Wildlife Federation database.


Of course no explorer day is complete without some games!
All families are welcome; kids need to bring an adult.
 

Past Explorer Days
Celebrate World Forestry; Day Saturday March 22, from 1:00-3:00pm
What makes a forest?
Julianne Trelenberg will lead a discussion and walk to look at the different components of a forest at the Scout Island Nature Centre.  We’ll summarize all our findings with a group craft.
All families are welcome; kids need to bring an adult.

Great Backyard Birdcount; Sunday, February 16th 9:30am-11:30am

 Be a Citizen Scientist!
Julianne Trelenberg will lead a birding walk and observe birds at the feeder.

Our data will be added to Cornell University’s international checklist.

Then we’ll do a cone bird feeder craft. 

Family Astronomy; Saturday January 25th 6pm-8pm

Space…the final frontier… these are the voyages of the Young Naturalists’ Club and Family Explorer Events at Scout Island. Saturday, Januray 25th at 6pm join local community astronomers Steve and Lynn Capling at the Scout Island Nature House for stories and stargazing until 8pm.
Earth Day Event
Date: Dig Into The Dirt On Earth Day 2013
Plant a tree on April 21st 10am-Noon/ Junior Archaeologist Day Camp April 21st 12-3pm

 Blue Bird Boxes
Date: March 30, 2013 from 1:00-3:00pm
Location: Scout Island Nature Centre
Hosted by YNC Leader Mary Forbes.

 Big Backyard Bird Count
Date: February 16, 2013 from 1:00-3:00pm
Location: Scout Island Nature Centre
Hosted by YNC Leader Julianne Trelenberg with guest speaker Cathy Coot

Astronomy Night
Date : January 26, 2013 from 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Scout Island Nature Centre
Hosted by YNC Leader Mary Forbes with guest speakers Lynn and Steve Capling.



Check out this great picture from the Williams Lake Young Naturalists' Club trip on September 29th, 2012.  Jessabelle and Emma (photo permissions granted) are showing off one of the treasures they found while exploring the River Trail.