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Whistler Nature Camp: Plants with a Purpose

2018-07-09 08:30 - 2018-07-13 15:30
Spruce Grove Field House
Address: 7328 Kirkpatrick Way Whistler, BC V0N 1B0

Whistler Nature Camp (WNC) offers a unique opportunity for kids to connect with Whistler’s natural backyard! Imagine a place where their natural sense of wonder can ignite at the center of their fun and learning. Whether catching bugs, observing wildlife, befriending a tree, playing games or partaking in crafts, kids will have the chance to discover connections with the natural world and each other.

Whistler Nature Camp strives to provide opportunities that will nurture children’s innate curiosity about the natural world, foster their understanding of the interconnectedness of all living and non-living things, and instill in them an abiding sense of care and responsibility for the well-being of their communities and planet Earth.

Week 2: Plants with a Purpose
Without plants to provide us with the air we breathe and the food we eat, life as we know it would not exist.
Ages 6-10

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    Whistler Nature Camp strives to provide opportunities that will nurture children’s innate curiosity about the natural world, foster their understanding of the interconnectedness of all living and non-living things, and instill in them an abiding sense of care and responsibility for the well-being of their communities and planet Earth.

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    These free sessions are focused on encouraging learning through fun interactive activities and are open to all, but are mainly intended for kids aged 5-11. All kids must be accompanied by a parent.

    Past topics include – what’s the buzz about bees? Building solar powered cars, painting birdhouses and learning about local bird song, turning rubbish into art, being bear smart and creepy crawlies…

    2018 Kids Nature Topics:

    • January 28 | Winter Wonderland!
    • February 25 | Bears, Bears, Bears
    • March 25 | Whistler’s Fancy Food Webs
    • April 29 | You’re Invited: To Mother Nature’s Birthday Party!
    • May 27 | Winged Things
    • June 24 | Ready, Set, GROW – The gift of gardens
    • July 29 | Water Works
    • August 26 | Bug’s Life
    • September 30 | Funky Farm
    • October 28 | Creepy Crawly Critters
    • November 25 | Endangered Species
    • December | Please note: there will be no Kids Club in December

    The AWARE Kids Nature Club is possible due to the support of the Whistler Public Library, who kindly donates their community space; the fantastic volunteers who plan and run the workshops; and Regional Recycling Whistler, who will help create fundraising and advertising activities for the Nature Club through donations at the Nesters Bottle Depot.

    For more information regarding the AWARE Kid’s Nature Club please contact us at info@awarewhistler.org

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    Green Drinks is by donation, and possible thanks to our sponsors.

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    Whistler Nature Camp strives to provide opportunities that will nurture children’s innate curiosity about the natural world, foster their understanding of the interconnectedness of all living and non-living things, and instill in them an abiding sense of care and responsibility for the well-being of their communities and planet Earth.

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    Whistler Nature Camp strives to provide opportunities that will nurture children’s innate curiosity about the natural world, foster their understanding of the interconnectedness of all living and non-living things, and instill in them an abiding sense of care and responsibility for the well-being of their communities and planet Earth.

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    Whistler Nature Camp strives to provide opportunities that will nurture children’s innate curiosity about the natural world, foster their understanding of the interconnectedness of all living and non-living things, and instill in them an abiding sense of care and responsibility for the well-being of their communities and planet Earth.

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    Whistler Nature Camp strives to provide opportunities that will nurture children’s innate curiosity about the natural world, foster their understanding of the interconnectedness of all living and non-living things, and instill in them an abiding sense of care and responsibility for the well-being of their communities and planet Earth.

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    These free sessions are focused on encouraging learning through fun interactive activities and are open to all, but are mainly intended for kids aged 5-11. All kids must be accompanied by a parent.

    Past topics include – what’s the buzz about bees? Building solar powered cars, painting birdhouses and learning about local bird song, turning rubbish into art, being bear smart and creepy crawlies…

    2018 Kids Nature Topics:

    • January 28 | Winter Wonderland!
    • February 25 | Bears, Bears, Bears
    • March 25 | Whistler’s Fancy Food Webs
    • April 29 | You’re Invited: To Mother Nature’s Birthday Party!
    • May 27 | Winged Things
    • June 24 | Ready, Set, GROW – The gift of gardens
    • July 29 | Water Works
    • August 26 | Bug’s Life
    • September 30 | Funky Farm
    • October 28 | Creepy Crawly Critters
    • November 25 | Endangered Species
    • December | Please note: there will be no Kids Club in December

    The AWARE Kids Nature Club is possible due to the support of the Whistler Public Library, who kindly donates their community space; the fantastic volunteers who plan and run the workshops; and Regional Recycling Whistler, who will help create fundraising and advertising activities for the Nature Club through donations at the Nesters Bottle Depot.

    For more information regarding the AWARE Kid’s Nature Club please contact us at info@awarewhistler.org

  • 2018-09-05 20:00 - 2018-09-05 22:00

    Green Drinks is a global movement in over 70 countries and 537 cities worldwide. Locally it is hosted by AWARE, Whistler’s environmental charity. We come together on every first Wednesday of the month to discuss local or global environmental issues and concerns. We brainstorm ideas, solutions and promote sustainable living. A great way to meet new like minded people in town and have stimulating conversation.

    Green Drinks is by donation, and possible thanks to our sponsors.

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    The AWARE Kids Nature Club has been educating local and visiting youth about all things environmental since 2007.

    These free sessions are focused on encouraging learning through fun interactive activities and are open to all, but are mainly intended for kids aged 5-11. All kids must be accompanied by a parent.

    Past topics include – what’s the buzz about bees? Building solar powered cars, painting birdhouses and learning about local bird song, turning rubbish into art, being bear smart and creepy crawlies…

    2018 Kids Nature Topics:

    • January 28 | Winter Wonderland!
    • February 25 | Bears, Bears, Bears
    • March 25 | Whistler’s Fancy Food Webs
    • April 29 | You’re Invited: To Mother Nature’s Birthday Party!
    • May 27 | Winged Things
    • June 24 | Ready, Set, GROW – The gift of gardens
    • July 29 | Water Works
    • August 26 | Bug’s Life
    • September 30 | Funky Farm
    • October 28 | Creepy Crawly Critters
    • November 25 | Endangered Species
    • December | Please note: there will be no Kids Club in December

    The AWARE Kids Nature Club is possible due to the support of the Whistler Public Library, who kindly donates their community space; the fantastic volunteers who plan and run the workshops; and Regional Recycling Whistler, who will help create fundraising and advertising activities for the Nature Club through donations at the Nesters Bottle Depot.

    For more information regarding the AWARE Kid’s Nature Club please contact us at info@awarewhistler.org

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    The AWARE Kids Nature Club has been educating local and visiting youth about all things environmental since 2007.

    These free sessions are focused on encouraging learning through fun interactive activities and are open to all, but are mainly intended for kids aged 5-11. All kids must be accompanied by a parent.

    Past topics include – what’s the buzz about bees? Building solar powered cars, painting birdhouses and learning about local bird song, turning rubbish into art, being bear smart and creepy crawlies…

    2018 Kids Nature Topics:

    • January 28 | Winter Wonderland!
    • February 25 | Bears, Bears, Bears
    • March 25 | Whistler’s Fancy Food Webs
    • April 29 | You’re Invited: To Mother Nature’s Birthday Party!
    • May 27 | Winged Things
    • June 24 | Ready, Set, GROW – The gift of gardens
    • July 29 | Water Works
    • August 26 | Bug’s Life
    • September 30 | Funky Farm
    • October 28 | Creepy Crawly Critters
    • November 25 | Endangered Species
    • December | Please note: there will be no Kids Club in December

    The AWARE Kids Nature Club is possible due to the support of the Whistler Public Library, who kindly donates their community space; the fantastic volunteers who plan and run the workshops; and Regional Recycling Whistler, who will help create fundraising and advertising activities for the Nature Club through donations at the Nesters Bottle Depot.

    For more information regarding the AWARE Kid’s Nature Club please contact us at info@awarewhistler.org

  • 2018-11-25 10:00 - 2018-11-25 15:00

    The AWARE Kids Nature Club has been educating local and visiting youth about all things environmental since 2007.

    These free sessions are focused on encouraging learning through fun interactive activities and are open to all, but are mainly intended for kids aged 5-11. All kids must be accompanied by a parent.

    Past topics include – what’s the buzz about bees? Building solar powered cars, painting birdhouses and learning about local bird song, turning rubbish into art, being bear smart and creepy crawlies…

    2018 Kids Nature Topics:

    • January 28 | Winter Wonderland!
    • February 25 | Bears, Bears, Bears
    • March 25 | Whistler’s Fancy Food Webs
    • April 29 | You’re Invited: To Mother Nature’s Birthday Party!
    • May 27 | Winged Things
    • June 24 | Ready, Set, GROW – The gift of gardens
    • July 29 | Water Works
    • August 26 | Bug’s Life
    • September 30 | Funky Farm
    • October 28 | Creepy Crawly Critters
    • November 25 | Endangered Species
    • December | Please note: there will be no Kids Club in December

    The AWARE Kids Nature Club is possible due to the support of the Whistler Public Library, who kindly donates their community space; the fantastic volunteers who plan and run the workshops; and Regional Recycling Whistler, who will help create fundraising and advertising activities for the Nature Club through donations at the Nesters Bottle Depot.

    For more information regarding the AWARE Kid’s Nature Club please contact us at info@awarewhistler.org