Education is a primary goal of BC Nature and we offer a number of educational opportunities. These include:
- Local nature clubs provide programs in environmental education and nature interpretation in their communities. Several of the clubs also offer scholarships to students in their local areas. Find a nature club in your area for more details.
- BC Nature is actively involved in the Regional Science Fairs and sponsor regional prizes for both the junior and senior grades. Visit BC’s Science Fair to view the updated program.
- Naturalist Mentors
Education Activities & Resources
- Two BC Nature conferences are held each year—become a member and join us for interesting field trips and speakers.
- The quarterly BCNature magazine is published and distributed to members.
- Getting Outdoor Tips for Teachers
- Members are offered a variety of field camps in interesting natural environments.
- BC Nature has published several papers, conference proceedings and briefs.
- 2015 BC Nature Education Survey Executive Summary.
- Robert Bateman’s Get to Know your wild neighbours website. This website includes information on the Contest for youth with categories in nature art, writing and photography; as well as information on the Robert Bateman interactive CD, the Speakers’ Bureau and Lesson Plans on nature.
- Canadian Nature Network Consultation BC Summary Report, 2007. Describes consultations with natural history clubs.
- A comprehensive report on the complete BC Parks Interpretative Program. Due to lack of funding, the Park Interpretation program is currently on hold.