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Ocean Wise Family Nature Club

April 27, 2019 10:00 am


Details Event Type: Short walk and play
Stroller friendliness: Strollers welcome
Event Location: We will meet at the Stanley Park Bus Loop under the gazebo, and then venture out into Stanley Park to enjoy the outdoors and explore some of the sites!
Pace: We are happy to accommodate all ages from strollers to youth and their parents, grandparents and guardians.
Event Coordinator: Jordan Fish
Contact prior to event day: 604-659-3493 (usually Tues to Sat 8:00am-4:00pm)
Running Late? We want to make sure that our programs start on time. If you arrive late please call Jordan at 604-313-517 and she can direct you to where the group is.
Weather: TBD
Parking: We recommend parking near the Miniature Train. Street and lots are pay parking.
Bus: The #19 bus stops in Stanley Park at our meeting location.

Items to Bring This Week: – Clothing layers, depending on the weather – Water for you and your children – A snack for you and your children

Jordan, from the Ocean Wise Children’s Programs team, will be leading our club and will be bringing play resources, suggestions and ideas.
* Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning. *
*Please Note: when registering please select the number of spaces that corresponds to how many people you are bringing with you. Include yourself and the children, no matter how young.

Questions? Please contact us at camps@ocean.org. Interested in starting your own WILD Family Nature Club for friends, families, and neighborhood or at a different time? Please let us know, because we will love to set you up with a toolkit of your own as well as get your club set up on the WILD Family Nature Club online community.

Spread the outdoor love


Date and time

April 27, 2019 10:00 am


Ocean Wise


BC V6G 3E2 Canada



Who Can Submit an Event/Lesson?
Vancouver community-based organizations that offer outdoor education experiences are invited to “showcase” what they are currently doing by contributing an event to the festival. Potential hosts may be, but not limited to, non-profits, for-profits, and in/formal educational organizations (including those who may not see themselves as being just outdoor-based). Teachers are also invited to submit a lesson to WAV, showcasing the teacher they are doing outdoors.

Who Will Attend the event/lesson?
The weekday events will focus on schools, teachers, community-based organizations, and students, while the weekend events will be directed towards families and community-members at large. Most school lessons are closed events, and not open to the general public. Events may be open or have a registration. Check each event/lesson for details.

Looking for Event/Lesson Ideas?
Take a look at the great events our 2015 Event Hosts and 2016 Events Hosts offered.

Event/Lesson Role
Event hosts will determine the “event” they wish to contribute to the festival (stand-up paddle boarding, gardening, cycling, art, music, etc). All aspects of the event are organized by each event host including: the date and time of the event, equipment, safety, supervision, insurance, and registration of participants. In addition:

The event will be located in Vancouver
There will be no fee for participants
There will be an educational component that invites participants to take something away that they can enact elsewhere (school, home, community-centre, etc.) and share their experience with others
Lessons will be offered by teachers/educators. They will be closed events that only the teacher and students participate in. Different classes many join up for a lesson, or even different schools and grade levels may collaborate for an outdoor lesson. Outdoor lessons are a chance to share what you are currently doing outdoors with other teachers/educators.

Our Part
Wild About Vancouver will offer advertising and promotion of your event in addition to an event schedule and map of the festival to assist participants in choosing events to attend. WAV will also hold a preparation workshop for event providers in the weeks leading up to the festival. After the event, WAV will help collect data from the event so we can all learn from the experience.
For lessons, WAV will share your outdoor teaching with other teachers/educators to help inspire them to take their teaching outdoors and offer some ideas about the range of learning that can happen outdoors.

I Need Help Planning My Event/Lesson
Check out this helpful Wild About Vancouver Event Host Guide.

I Need Funding for My Event/Lesson
Groups and/or individuals wishing to offer an event in the WAV Festival may apply for funding to help with costs associated with their event. There is no guarantee that WAV will be able to find a sponsor, but we will try!

Looking for funding for your event? Check out Go Grants or the City of Vancouver’s Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants.