Welcome NatureKids Club of the South Okanagan!
Volunteer Co-leaders: Alyson, Paula, Janelle & Kyle
Club email: SouthOkanagan@naturekidsbc.ca
Meet your volunteer leaders:
My name is Paula and I have an adventurous little daughter. Playing and exploring in nature is something that we love to do. We were looking for other young families to join us and decided what better way than working with Alyson to organize a local NatureKids Club. My love for nature has lead me to study ecology, fish and wildlife technology, gardening, birding, native plants, astronomy, nature interpretation and so much more. We hope others will join us on many wonderful journeys through nature.
Hi there! My name is Janelle. I was born and raised in the Okanagan and I think this is the best place in the world to live! We have fascinating natural history here and so many interesting plants and animals to discover. I enjoy sharing nature experiences with my son and with the NatureKids families. My background is in ecological restoration and environmental education. When I am not out hiking or biking, I put on a bee suit and head to the beeyard with my husband. We are beekeepers with a family owned and operated apiary here in the south Okanagan.
Upcoming Explorer Days
10am to 11:30
Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park (meet in the lower parking lot). Learn all about the snakes of the Okanagan. Afterwards, Nature Kids are encouraged to check out the Open House at the South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls.
Sunday, June 4
Location to be announced
Sun. April 9th
Rock Collectors and Signs of Spring Hike
10am - 2pm
Peachcliff at Okanagan Falls
Feb. 26 –Snow Day
Ice Safety/ Ice Fishing
Yellow Lake on Hwy 3a
Meet at the parking lot at the Twin Lakes/Penticton end.
Winter Solstice Celebration - Winter walk and campfire
Garnet Fire Interpretive Centre Trial head on Carmi Rd/Beaverdell Road.
11am - 2pm
Sunday, November 27
October 30th, 2016
September 18 - Tree Planting at Riverside Marsh
August 28: Exploring Shoreline Ecosytems @ Sunoka Beach
Flowers and Skunks!
Sunday, May 29
Exploring Birds with 11-year old author, Jordyn Emshay
Sunday, April 3rd
Signs of Spring @ Garnet Fire Interpretive Centre
Penticton Museum Natural History guided tour.
Snow Day @ Nickelplate Nordic, Apex Mtn
November 29 - Hug a Tree Adventure Program
October - Getting Batty at Garnet Fire Interpretive Site
Sept. 27th - Wild Carnivores of the Okanagan
Sunday, August 30, 2015 - Penticton Creek Restoration & Salmon
Saturday, April 26, 2015- Earth Day Planting
Saturday, March 29, 2015- Birds in Spring with Dick Cannings
Saturday, March 30, 2013- Signs of Spring Nature walk.
Saturday, April 27, 2013- Bees & Snakes