World Water Day 2020 Celebration – Nature as Art!


Saturday, March 21, 2020
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Lesley helped us take invertebrates out of sieve and into trays so we could sort them. (Photo by Adam Cheeseman).

For the last two years, the YNC’s Nature Guardian Chapter have been monitoring water quality at Shubie Park and finding elevated nutrient and E.coli levels. On the day before World Water Day 2020, the Nature Guardians Chapter will check their usual monitoring spots but also get to work on an art project to share their passion for water stewardship, which we plan to share at the “Water, a Multimedia Art Show” the next day in downtown Halifax. We will meet as usual at the Fairbanks Centre at 2pm. Remember those warm layers, water, and a snack!

The YNC is a nature club geared toward youth and their families. Our programs run from September through June every year, and take place at fascinating natural spaces around the province. At YNC field trips and special events, we learn from expert naturalists, explore local parks & trails, and experience the many fascinating natural phenomena that make Nova Scotia so awesome.

Nature Guardians is a program just for 10-14 year olds, where no parent or guardian supervision is required on our once-a-month field trip. Nature Guardians lead hands-on conservation projects in the HRM and, of course, we have fun! This program takes an open, group-oriented approach where our youth participants help plan what we do each month. Recently, the Nature Guardians planned and implemented a number of stewardship projects at Shubie Park in Dartmouth, including native species plantings, on-going water quality monitoring, and nest box installations. Are your nature nuts interested in real conservation action? New participants are always welcome!

Because parent/guardian supervision is not required, all Nature Guardian trips and events require an RSVP so that we can plan for managing group size safely. Thanks for your planning and understanding!

Check out our Events page for upcoming Nature Guardian events. You can join at ANYTIME throughout the year!

New to the YNC? Register online to join our list or reach out to our leader, Becky Parker.

Contact Becky at or 902-412-2726


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Shubie Park, Fairbanks Centre

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