NatureKids Comox Valley

Comox Valley Naturalists Society has a cooperative relationship with NatureKids Comox Valley, an independent nature club for families with young children. NatureKids Comox Valley is a member club of NatureKids BC. Although NatureKids BC grew out of BC Nature, NatureKids BC is now an independent organization. CVN is happy to showcase the activities of these young naturalists.

Birdwatching at the Courtenay Airpark

NatureKids birdwatching at Courtenay Airpark.

Discovering nature first hand is the core purpose of NatureKids, for 5-12 year old children. Leaders organize 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 NatureKids have organized. Each child in a family receives a membership package when joining for the annual family membership fee of $25.00. Members also receive a quarterly magazine, NatureWILD, featuring nature-related articles and activities. To join NatureKids, go to the NatureKids BC website. You can pay online or send a cheque.

NatureKids normally has two volunteer leaders. The current leaders are listed on the Contact Us page, along with their contact information.

Examples of Explorer Days
 
   
Woodhus Slough with guest Luisa Richardson, April 2017  
Beach Exploration at Gartley Beach, Royston, February  2017  
Birding at Lazo Marsh, Comox, January 2017  
Christmas Bird Count & Potluck, December 2016 (canceled, snow)  
Shoreline Cleanup, November 2016 (canceled, heavy rain)  
Mushroom Walk, Merville Woods, October 2016  
Roy Morrison Nature Park–Games & Nature Walk, September 2016  
Fossil Tour with Courtenay Museum, August 2016  
MARS tour, June 2016