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 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 or phone 250-469-6140.

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