Junior Nature Sketch ~ Duncan

“My daughter loved this course; she took it twice. It worked out well because we experienced the same natural areas but in different seasons. Different birds, landscapes, colours that I didn’t really pay attention to before as much as I thought I did. Excellent program.”

Junior Nature Sketch is an outdoor nature program for kids that focuses on sketching and observing wildlife habitats in unique ecosystems. Guided by a sketch artist and a naturalist, this program encourages children to connect to natural environments in their local community using a pencil and a sketchbook. Many children spend more than 6 hours per day on screens, and less than 30 minutes per week in nature. Nature Sketch aims to change that – encouraging fun, developing creativity and building confidence along the way. Take a look at the dates and locations below.

Children learn about their local area and wildlife using established eco-literacy principles from world-renowned artist and naturalist, Robert Bateman. The cost of the program includes 7 weeks of ecosystem outings guided by an artist and a naturalist, Nature Sketch full lesson plans, a special NatureSketch Club book, and all sketching materials. The program also includes a final exhibition on week 8 where the children’s sketches will be framed and hung on display at a local venue.

Appropriate for ages 5-12 yrs.

8 week program, 2.5 hrs per week.

Need more information? Give us a call at (250) 940 3626 and ask to speak to our Programs Team.

Spring 2019 Instructor: Melissa Bracken (Apr. 6 – June 15) 

Naturalists: Linda Bracken and Edward Bracken

Instructor Bios

Dates: Saturdays – Apr. 6th – June 15, 2019

Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm


Apr. 6th: Eve’s Park

Apr. 13th: Bright Angel Park

May 4th: Somenos open air classroom and Dike

May 11th: Timbercrest Park

May 25th: Chemanius Estuary

June 1st: Cowichan Bay Estuary Trail

June 8th: Maple Bay

June 15th: Gala: Portals Art Gallery – Cowichan Centre

(No Class April 20th, 27th and May 18th)

Cost: $200 (with a 10% discount for each additional child.)

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