The Young Naturalists' Club of British Columbia (YNC), was founded by the Vancouver Natural History Society in 2000. In 2015 it adopted the name, NatureKids BC. NatureKids introduces children age 5-12 to all facets of nature through observation and participation in educational activities. Their motto is : "Young Naturalists Observe and Conserve."

Our section of the YNC/NK 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).

2015 Explorer Days:
All Sundays, 1-3 pm except where noted otherwise

March 29 Animal Signs, meeting at the home of Pat McAllister to view various teaching items, including casts of animal tracks.

April 19 Vernon’s Heronry visit and a walk in the North Vernon Park wetlands.

May     31 Spring has Sprung Nature Trail, Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park

June    14 Bugs, with Ward Strong, at the creek in Lumby, 11:30am-2:00pm.

July     19 Kangaroos and Kaloya Park lunch/swim/hike

August  9 Summertime at Sovereign Lake Ski Trails

September 27 “World of Mosses”, with Mike Simpson

November 22 Owl Pellet Dissection, with Kathy Smith

YNC Family Brochure page 1

YNC Family Brochure page 2