Nature centre writing contest ends Saturday

You could have a chance at winning some nifty prizes by taking part in the Scout Island Nature Centre’s all-ages essay contest.

You could have a chance at winning some nifty prizes by taking part in the Scout Island Nature Centre’s all-ages essay contest.

But you’ve got to start writing soon, as the contest closes on Saturday, Oct. 15.

The Scout Island Nature Centre is celebrating the Nature Trust of B.C.’s 40 years of protecting and enhancing the province’s natural species.

As a result, the nature centre is asking writers to answer the question, What makes Scout Island Nature Centre special to you?

The Nature Trust of B.C. and the Williams Lake Field Naturalists are offering prizes including binoculars, T-shirts, toques, and a guided nature walk with a catered lunch.

The contest topic is open to one’s imagination, but here are some ideas: What do you like to do at Scout Island? What secret places or special walks do you treasure? Do you have a favourite memory? What animal or plant have you connected with? What do you think about the people and the history that have made Scout Island Nature Centre what it is today? You might want to write a note inviting a friend to visit Scout Island with you, describing what you’ll do and see, and what the best part will be.

Mail entries to Scout Island Nature Centre, 1305A Borland Rd., Williams Lake, B.C. V2G 5K5 or e-mail neptune.noble@gmail.com.