With COVID-19 restrictions loosening, the Baker Creek Enhancement Society (BCES) is getting ready to return to full programming.
They’re planning a full slate for summer, including the Nature Explorers drop-off program. Aimed at older children, the Nature Explorers teaches kids about their local environment. The program will run twice a week, Tuesdays for children aged 6-9, and Thursdays for children aged 10-12, kicking off on July 6.
“In order to protect our ecosystems, we need to have future stewards of nature,” program manager Amanda Vibert said. “We want to get kids to connect with the local environment, to help them become those future stewards.”
The BCES ran a restricted version of the program in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Program co-ordinator Rachel McKinnon said in 2021 they’re planning on hosting up to 16 kids per session, eight for each of the two supervisors.
“We’re finally opening back up,” she said. “We were able to open it up more (this year) but it’s going to be run outside as opposed to inside the nature centre.”
Topics covered throughout the year will include the life cycle of salmon, hiking, and everyone’s favourite, pond dipping for invertebrates.
Kids must be registered the week before attending to enter the program.
Nature Explorers will run through the summer until August 26. Registration is available by email at email@example.com or by phone 250-992-5833.
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