Nature Kids

Birdwatching at the Courtenay Airpark

Young Naturalists birdwatching at the Courtenay Airpark.

and Young Naturalists Families

Discovering nature first hand is the core purpose of the Young Naturalists Club, aimed primarily at children seven to fourteen years old. Leaders organize activities such as Explorer Days, which are family-oriented participatory programs, using the expertise of local resource people. Fossil hunts, estuary walks, and low tide outings are some of the popular field trips that YNC clubs have organized. Each child in a family receives a membership package when joining for the annual family membership fee of $25.00. YNC members also receive a quarterly magazine, NatureWILD, featuring nature-related articles and activities.

If you have any ideas about Explorer Days for the YNC or know anyone interested in leading an outing, please let us know. Also, we are welcoming parents to volunteer some time to help us book events and be part of our coordinating team.

Jocie and Rene will be coordinating the new CVN Families Group (renewed YNC) –  anybody with children interested should get in touch with Jocie ynccomox@gmail.com.

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Comox Valley Young Naturalists Club Events

Leaders organize activities such as Explorer Days, which are family-oriented participatory programs, using the expertise of local resource people. Fossil hunts, estuary walks, and low tide outings are some of the popular field trips.

Outings in 2015     Activities Posts

Outings in
 2014
Nov 16th: Annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids, Courtenay/Comox
Nov 2nd: Mushroom Walk at Seal Bay Park, Comox
Oct 5th: Fish Hatchery tour in Oyster River
Sept 20th: ‘Shoreline Clean-up’ in Courtenay, along with CVNS
Aug 24th: Miracle Beach Walk
Aug 10th: Paradise Meadows Walk
July 20th: Tsolum River Walk
July 6th: Butterfly Count, Cumberland
June 8th: Walk of Amara Farm and Portugese Creek
June 22nd: Millard creek
May 18th: Low Tide Walk Point Holmes boat launch ramp
April 27th: Mack Laing Park Walk and Picnic
March 23rd: Snowshoeing atParadise Meadows, Mt. Washington