WRN Kids

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Who Are We?

WRN Kids is a club sponsored by Waterloo Region Nature to encourage kids to enjoy nature.  It's a great place for kids 7-12 years of age (and their parents) to get together, share exciting nature experiences and stories, and learn more about our amazing local environment.

During 2018-2019, we learned about Monarch butterflies, aquatic creatures, indigenous skills, endangered turtles, the night sky, tracking, and we also planted trees. For 2019-2020 we started by studying pond creatures and then learning how to do nature photography. There are some great winter activities coming up.

 

Who Can Join?

WRN Kids is open to kids 7-12 years of age.  Registration is necessary. This is a family program, so we request that a parent or guardian stay with their child for the duration of each program.

 

What Does It Cost?

The cost for the September 2019 to May 2020 session is $45.00 per child and $40.00 per additional child in the same family. Registration during February through April is half price. If you register in May, your registration will also include the next fall and winter.

 

Where and When?

The programs will be at a few different locations throughout the year (so take special note of the venue in each program announcement) and the programs take place on the last Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon unless otherwise announced ahead of time. The program runs from September through May, with no meeting in December. There are occasional bonus outings.

 

More Information

For more information about the WRN Kids program, email kids@waterlooregionnature.ca.

 

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Upcoming Events

  • Christmas Bird Count for Kids 2019

    A fun winter birdwatching event open to any kids accompanied by an adult. Registration required. (WRN Teens have been invited to help with this event.)

    Saturday, January 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at rare ECO Centre
  • WRN Kids – Dickson Wilderness Area

    Explore the trails, look for tracks and feed the birds. (For families registered in the WRN Kids program)

    Saturday, January 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at F.W.R. Dickson Wilderness Area
  • WRN Kids – Snowshoeing or Shelter Building

    Snowshoeing

    Snowshoeing or shelter building... depending on snow. (For families registered in the WRN Kids program)

    Saturday, February 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Laurel Creek Nature Centre
  • WRN Kids – Maple Syrup

    Maple sap collection buckets

    Learn how maple syrup is made, and how it was made in the past. (For families registered in the WRN Kids program)

    Saturday, March 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Laurel Creek Maintenance Yard
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Recent Events

WRN Kids – Pond Study

On Saturday Sep 28, 2019, WRN Kids topic for the day was pond life and the diversity of animals that live in the pond.