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Young Naturalists Club: May Outing

May 6

- YNC Membership
YNC May 2018

The Young Naturalists Club strives to create life-changing experiences and promote nature awareness for young people.

We aim to create the next generation of field ecologists.

Supported by adult mentors and in a unique learning environment, participants learn directly from experts about the different ecosystems while developing their passion and curiosity and self-led investigations into the natural world.

logoBFB_LRThe Young Naturalists Club (YNC) is a club for budding young nature-lovers who, with support and guidance from adult mentors, can develop their naturalist observation skills into lifelong learning. The group meets one Sunday morning per month to explore a range of local environments and engage in birdwatching, animal tracking, canoeing, snorkelling, beachcombing and other naturalist skills.

A box of fresh, local fruit, nuts and other snacks are kindly supplied free of charge at each YNC outing for morning tea by our generous sponsor, Bello Food Box.

Time and Location TBA

The time and location of this event will be announced soon.

YNC Mentors

Walks are led by Andrew Turbill and Karina Davila (both of whom also work for the NSW National Parks and Wildlife). Most outings also have a special guest – including a local ecologist, botanist, marine biologist, or field tracker who provides specialist insights for the group on location. Andrew and Karina volunteer their time.

Who can attend?

YNC is for anyone aged 10-15. Children interested in joining should have a strong interest in nature, are able to participate in group activities which require quiet observation and concentration, and are independent. Participants should be self-motivated and be willing to mix easily with a smallish group of like-minded students.

If anyone would like to offer car pooling for taking other children to any of the outings please just email Andrew and arrangements can hopefully be made between parents.

Please bring:

  • Binoculars (if you have them)
  • Magnifying glass (if you have one)
  • Water and snack
  • Shoes and clothes suitable for walking off-track
  • Small sketch book and pencil/sharpener/pocket knife
  • Rain jacket (if weather looks iffy).
  • Small backpack to carry the above

Please email Andrew on theagitator(AT)bigpond.com with any questions or text him on 0428 205 554 the night before if you have any last minute questions.

How much does it cost?

Membership to any YNC event year-round is only $100. Please follow this two step process to become a YNC member:

1. Fill out the form on the right (fill out one form per child attending).
2. Please deposit $100 to the Centre for Ecological Learning bank account at the Banancoast Credit Union: BSB 533 000, account 225037 (S11 if transferring from a Bananacoast account). Please use your CHILDS NAME as a reference.

Become a YNC Member - 2018

Enjoy YNC events during 2018!

Details

Date:
May 6
Cost:
YNC Membership
Event Category:

Organizer

Andrew Turbill
Phone:
0428 205 554
Email:
theagitator(AT)bigpond.com

Other

Facilitator/s
Andrew Turbill
How to Book
Andrew - theagitator(AT)bigpond.com / 0428 205 554
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