The Young Naturalists' Club of British Columbia (YNC), was founded by the Vancouver Natural History Society in 2000. It introduces children age 5-14 to all facets of nature through observation and participation in educational activities. The YNC motto is : "Young Naturalists Observe and Conserve."

Our section of the YNC was formed in April 2003, under the sponsorship of the North Okanagan Naturalists' Club and of the Allan Brooks Nature Centre. We usually meet for an "Explorer Day" on a Sunday each month, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Our members are encouraged to record their observations at all times and report them to others during the first part of our meetings (30-40 minutes), then we go out on short hikes with a specific focus (observation and/or identification of animals or plants, seeds, rocks, etc.)

For more information, see the brochure below (page 1), or contact
Kathy Smith 558 -1647 or Marnie Williamson 545-4743. To join, use the form below (page 2).

2014-2015 Explorer Days Schedule:
All Sundays, 1-3 pm

April 13 - Swan Lake Nature Reserve – Kathy Smith lead,
May 4 - Aberdeen Pond visit (beside RDNO offices) – Carrie Nadeau lead
June 8 - Bug Day – Ward Strong
July 6 - North Okanagan Geography – Marnie & Werner
August 10 - BX Falls
Sept. 21 - Exploring nature at Davison’s Orchard
Oct. 19 - Birds at Bishop Wild Bird Sanctuary
Nov. 16 - Making Christmas decorations from natural materials
December - no outings
January - Animal tracking at Campbell-Brown Ecological Reserve – Linda Kennedy
February - Survival Day with Vernon Search & Rescue – Pete Wise

YNC Family Brochure page 1

YNC Family Brochure page 2