BC Wetlands Photo of the Month!

This month’s Wetlands Photo of the Month features a Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa) staring curiously into the camera. The photographer, Brian Hampson (who is a back-to-back winner), demonstrates an impressive amount of patience as these birds are highly active and sometimes hard to photograph. Nonetheless, Brian’s image captures an upbeat side to these elusive birds. … Continue reading

The Kidz Camp of Kitimat

This July, the BCWF held this year’s first Wild Kidz Camp in Kitimat. With the help of Katie Hikida (our new Youth Coordinator) and a number of amazing local volunteers, 25 lucky children amassed a wealth of new experiences during a free, week-long day camp at the Kitimat Rod and Gun Association (KRGA). As with … Continue reading

Tin cans, Rattlesnakes and Rifles: A Wild Kidz Experience in Oliver

The BCWF held its second week of 2012 freeday camps in Oliver, B.C. The first morning began with numerous icebreaker games including tin toe, a game where kids had to pass around an empty, large coffee tin using only their feet. At first glance the kids thought the game was going to be too easy, … Continue reading

Wild Kidz Day Camp 2012: Barriere, BC

BCWF’s Wetlands Education Program has now safely returned from a busy month of travelling the province and hosting free week-long day camps. Our goals of connecting kids with nature, facilitating outdoor learning, and fostering an appreciation for the natural environment took us to dusty Barriere, north of Kamloops, for our first of two camps. Registration … Continue reading

Long-Toed Salamander

Kids, summer, and the great outdoors–all three go together so naturally. To experience nature is to love it, and what better way to introduce a love of the outdoors than to send a child to camp? Our photo of the week by contributor anothergecko features a Long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum)–just the kind of wildlife many a child would love … Continue reading

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