The Jr. Naturalist program is an environmental education program designed to teach children the fundamentals of natural science in a fun and engaging, outdoor environment.
The program offers a 1-week March Break day camp and Summer day camp for children aged 6-9, and provides an excellent opportunity for parents to expose their children to environmental education through engaging, hands on experiences and lessons.
Summer 2017 Program
Tuesdays throughout July & August: 9am – 12pm, program is intended for 6-7 year olds. $15/day
Wednesdays throughout July & August: 9am – 12pm, program is intended for 8-9 year olds. $15/day
New for 2017 – Purchase of an annual (or if preferred, lifetime!) NCES membership is required to register your child in the Jr. Naturalist program. We understand this may equate to a large fee up front, so discounts on annual memberships are available for Jr. Naturalist parents. Priority registration will be given to existing NCES members. Check out our membership page for more information.
Pay online or by cheque. Contact our Program Coordinator for more information.
July 4/5: Meet Rachel Reimer at the Revelstoke BC Forestry Museum for tree planting, forest fire science and safety, scavenger hunts, and an educational BC Hydro Dam Tour. FULL!
July 11/12: River Ecology down by the Illecillewaet and Columbia River, as well as photography skills development with special guest and local photographer Kerri Knapp! FULL!
July 18/19: Living in the wild at Mt. MacPherson: bush craft and survival skills. FULL!
July 25/26: Wetland metaphors at Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk with creative perspectives.
Aug 1/2: Map your way around the 5 km Soren Sorenson loop at Mt. Revelstoke National Park with map and compass skills.
Aug 15/16: Bee Science at the Bee Hives with the Revelstoke Local Food Initiative! FULL!
Aug 22/23: 2.5km hike up to Revelstoke Lookout in Mt. Revelstoke National Park and work on your team building, tree ID, and trust activities.
Aug 29/30: Mindfulness in the woods at the majestic Mt. Begbie Water Falls.
The March Break program was a great success! Check out some photos of the participants doing some dog-sledding, snowshoeing, learning about local food sources, developing their photography skills, learning about river ecology, learning about the science of snow, and building quinzhees!