"The BC Wildlife Park Nature Exchange encourages children to appreciate nature and to learn about the biological and physical components of their environment, through observation, background research and responsible collecting.”
Images courtesy of Katelyn Leitch
How the Nature Exchange Works
1. Kids that are in grades K-12 can create a nature themed project at home to earn points!
- Nature Journal
- Small or large reports
- Science Fair Projects
2. Points are awarded based on the child's age and how much they learned about their chosen subject. Points can be used immediately or banked in the Nature Exchange computer and used for future trading.
Points can be traded for items such as:
- Insect specimens
The trader then gets to take their artifact home!
* The Nature Exchange is open during regular Park hours
Ethical collecting, responsible outdoor recreation, and sustainable living practices will be emphasized. The Nature Exchange, in its efforts to help people learn about the world around them, will raise awareness of the relevant wildlife regulations and collecting laws of the Province of British Columbia and Canada. For example, it is unlawful to have BC wildlife as domestic pets or to collect cast off antlers. People will be encouraged to enjoy nature in a sustainable way, and that means that items like bird's nests, flowers or animal bones should be photographed or sketched, but left physically undisturbed for everyone to appreciate.
For more information please contact 250-573-3242 ext.226
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