Nature Play Day! June 15th

The YNC is partnering with Canadian Child and Nature Alliance again this year to launch the second annual 'Nature Play Day'event on June 15, 2012. This is a fun and simple campaign to get our children, families, schools, organizations, businesses, etc., outside in nature one day a year. Of course we also hope this will raise your awareness of the importance of time spent outdoors all year round!
So, all you have to do is this:
  1. Go to:
  2. Pin your activity, program, initiative on the map
  3. Invite your friends on facebook
  4. Document [through photos, video, blog] how easy and fun it was!
  5. Send your stories to!

Birding App Alert

If you are looking for a good birding app this is the time to check out ibirdPRO at This app usually sells for $29.99 but is currently being offered for $2.99. We don't normally mention commercial products at the YNC but I have this app, like it AND paid the full price over a year ago so wanted to pass on this sale to YNC Members!

Happy birding,
Kristine Webber
YNC Executive Director

Newly elected President Ian McKeachie and Vice President Laura Estrada at EarthRUN 2011. They are running again on June 3, 2012 support Team YNC!

EarthRUN 2012

This June Team YNC is running in the EarthRUN in Vancouver (June 3rd) and Kamloops (June 2nd). This is the YNCs largest and most important fundraiser of the year- please donate on our EarthRUN fundraising page or the donate now button on this website to help us get more kids outside and connected with nature in 2012!

Kai receiving the Al Grass award for 1st place in the Young Naturalist category in the Nature Vancouver Photography Competition. Congratulations Kai!