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Young Naturalist Club – ages 6-11

At night, when others sleep, the forest comes alive! Learn about nocturnal and crepuscular creatures like owls, fireflies, coyotes, frogs, moths, bats, and more. 

Bring a flashlight/headlamp. Insect repellent recommended.

RSVP by emailing m.kent@lambtonwildlife.com the child names and ages along with the name of the parent/guardian who will be attending. 

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Young Naturalists (ages 6-11).  Parental supervision required.

Take a 350 million year journey through the past at Rock Glen Conservation Area!  Along the way, we will take pit stops to imagine what different time periods were like.  Be prepared for short hiking and getting feet wet! More info about Rock Glen Conservation Area can be found here: https://www.abca.ca/downloads/Rock_Glen_CA_Brochure_Booklet_2018_Web_RE_1.pdf.  Insect repellent and sunscreen recommended. New Vortex binoculars for free sign-out are available for use during the outing thanks to a partnership between Vortex Canada, Nova Chemicals, and LWI!

This is the perfect place for a picnic after the event!

RSVP by emailing m.kent@lambtonwildlife.com the child names and ages along with the name of the parent/guardian who will be attending. 

 

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Lambton Wildlife Incorporated (LWI) has been protecting nature for over 50 years by bringing those with a love of nature together to work towards common goals in conservation, preservation, and protection of the natural environment in Lambton County. Through a range of programs and events we aim to foster an environment that encourages appreciating, learning, and teaching about the natural environment.  In order to continue the voice and values of LWI, we must reach out to our younger generation to provide them with positive experiences in nature.


Why Connect Kids with Nature?

Nature deficit disorder may be a coined phrase but the symptoms are real.  Today children are spending half as much time outdoors as they did 20 years ago with much of this time now devoted to viewing digital media. Time spent playing outside is correlated with increased physical activity, mental creativity, decreased aggression and better concentration in children. Recent research has also shown that children who play outside are more likely to protect nature as adults. The most direct route to caring for the environment as an adult is participating in “wild nature activities” before the age of 11. This is where we come in. (more…)