WILD DAYS 2016 – Family nature programs in August
Wild Days is back this summer! If you are curious about the amazing plants and animals of the Slocan Valley, come on out! There’s outdoor fun and learning to be had in August during WILD DAYS!
The Slocan Lake Stewardship Society is offering three family-oriented nature programs in August to explore different habitats within the Slocan Lake watershed. Each day will have local naturalists and scientists on tap to make the day interesting.
The first program, Lakeshore Labyrinth is happening Saturday, August 6. We will take a stroll along the Hills lakeshore and learn fun facts about geology, insects and other little creatures, and plants from our local experts, Richard Johnson and Daniel Hellyer. Meet at Hills Beach, 10 km north of New Denver. Look for the SLSS sign on Highway 6.
The second program, Creatures – Big and Small will take place on Wednesday, August 13. We’ll explore the Bear and Fish lakes pass and discover fascinating facts about bears, toads, insects, and plants from local scientists Wayne McCrory, Marcy Mahr, and Daniel Hellyer. The meeting place is at Fish Lake Rest Area. This event is co-sponsored by Valhalla Wilderness Society.
August 20 brings us the last WILD DAYS program Mysteries of the Not So Deep, and is co-sponsored by the Slocan River Streamkeepers. Focusing on creek and riparian habitat, we will unravel mysteries of the underwater world of Springer Creek with Shanoon Bennett and Marcy Mahr. The meeting place is at the parking lot at Expo Park in Slocan. All Wild Days programs run from 9 am to 12 pm.
And come learn more about the Slocan Lake Stewardship Society at our table at the New Denver Friday Market starting July 1.Wild Days – Fun and Free Nature Programs for Everyone!