Scout Island kids summer adventure programs continue in August

The August outdoor education sessions for children offered at the Scout Island Nature Centre will be all about researching.

The August outdoor education sessions for children offered at the Scout Island Nature Centre will be all about researching birds, bugs, bones, animal tracks and scat (commonly known as poop).

The July sessions finished up July 29 with a week themed Pretty Pokey: powerful plants.

Each week offers a different theme with different adventures and activities each day. Children in the program participate in gadget-free games, outdoor play, exploring, discovery and imagination activities, and enjoy the companionship of other children.

The theme for Aug. 1 to 5 is Birds: present day dinosaurs.

The Aug. 15 to 19 theme is Sherlock: investigating bones, poop, and tracks.

The program provides one mentor for every six children.

Sessions for children ages four to eight run Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. There are also sessions for this age group on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $12 per session.

Art in Nature Adventures for children ages eight to 13 run on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and cost $25 per session.

It is recommended that people register their child for each session they will attend, but there is sometimes room in the program for drop-ins.

To register your child for a program call the nature centre at 250-398-8532 or e-mail scoutisland@shaw.ca.