Families and children are invited to have some fun learning in nature this summer and fall at the Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve. On July 21, August 5 and August 11, the Conservancy hosted the first three in a series of ten or more Family Adventures in Nature.
The next programs are set for Saturday, August 18 and August 25 (10am to 1pm). Several more programs are planned for the fall and for next spring. Admission is free.
This is an opportunity for children ages 6 to 12, accompanied by an adult, to get out of the downtown Saturday crowds, enjoy nature-related learning, and breathe some fresh air in a serene and natural environment.
It’s a drop-in program for hands-on activities and open, self-guided nature walks throughout the beautiful Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve. Children love its open grassy fields, gentle slopes and mowed trails in all seasons.
The coordinators use dynamic teaching techniques to create an engaging and memorable program for youngsters and their adults. The learning is generally so fun that it’s more like play. Program elements could include nature-related scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, learning nature songs, identifying wildlife species, clay mask-making and more.
The Family Adventures in Nature are made possible by a generous grant from the Salt Spring Island Foundation.