Winter programs encourage kids to learn about local nature

EECO offers programs to get you outdoors in the wintertime.

Storytime at the EECO

Start date: Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013

End date: Tuesday, Feb. 28

This is a weekly activity that will get three to five year-olds moving, learning and interacting.

Storytime at the EECO takes place each Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. in the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan located in Mission Creek Regional Park.

It’s a free one-hour drop-in program for children and their caregivers and features nature-themed stories and songs followed by an art or craft project.

The program is an excellent way for younger children to play while learning more about the Okanagan’s world of nature.

For more information about this  program call 250-469-6140.

 

Winter Track and Treks

Start date: Wednesday, Jan. 2

End date: Wednesday, March 6

A new outdoor discovery program invites you to get active and outdoors, experience new activities and people and explore regional parks throughout the Central Okanagan.

Winter Tracks and Treks will take place Wednesday and Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. with the exception of Feb. 10 until March 6.

Join one of the regional park interpreters to explore a different regional park by foot, bike, poles or snowshoes.

There’s a different park and activity planned for each outing during this new winter program.  Please contact the staff at the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan for specific information about park locations, dates and activities.

Participants are asked to register early by visiting the EECO in Mission Creek Regional Park, by email to  eeco@cord.bc.ca or call 250-469-6140.

 

Families in the Park

Get the whole family dressed for winter and into the outdoors at least once a month.

Join regional parks staff as they provide some free winter activities for the entire family at the Families in Parks events in throughout January, February, March and April .

The first event will be Saturday, Jan. 12, between 1 and 3 p.m., at Mission Creek Regional Park.

Families should meet at the park gazebo before setting out to hunt for animal tracks in the snow, make a snow fort, create some snowy crafts and even taste some snow mold maple toffee.

To register your family, for this free event or other Families in Parks events, please drop in to the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan, email eeco@cord.bc.ca or phone 250-469-6140.

Just Posted

Missing Kelowna woman, Cassy Miller found dead

Miller went missing Nov. 6 and was found 10 days later

Crash closes Highway 33 south of Kelowna

Estimated time of re-opening is 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18

Beat the Mondays: Trapped in Bali? Lessons learned from an erupting volcano

Gina Petrovich is a travel writer for the Kelowna Capital News

Kelowna’s definitive Christmas market list

We’ve prepared a list of every market in the Central Okanagan

Your guide to winter light ups around the Okanagan

From Vernon to Summerland, with a stop in Kelowna, we’ve found some activities for you to enjoy

Saving salmon: B.C. business man believes hatcheries can help bring back the fish

Tony Allard worked with a central coast First Nation to enhance salmon stocks

High-end B.C. house prices dropping, but no relief at lower levels

But experts say home ownership remains out of reach for many for middle- and lower-income families

Worker killed in collision at B.C. coal mine

Vehicle collision occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. this morning

B.C. asking for tips on ‘dirty money’ in horse racing, real estate, luxury cars

Action follows a Peter German report on money laundering in B.C. casinos

Canadian dead more than a week after plane crash in Guyana: Global Affairs

Global Affairs said it couldn’t provide further details on the identity of the Canadian citizen

Children between 6 and 9 eligible for $1,200 RESP grant from province

BC Ministry of Education is reminding residents to apply before the deadline

Victoria spent $30,000 to remove John A. Macdonald statue

Contentious decision sparked controversy, apology from mayor

South region forestry workers nearly in legal strike position

Talks broke down between USW and IFLRA, resulting in booking out of provincial mediator

Privacy concerns over credit card use for legal online pot purchases

Worries follow privacy breaches at some Canadian cannabis retailers

Most Read