World Wetlands Day Celebration – Nest Boxes and Water Science


Saturday, February 22, 2020
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Charlie helping build a Wood Duck nest box

The YNC Nature Guardians Chapter will be celebrating World Wetlands Day 2020 with some wood duck nest box building and water quality science back at our home location in Shubie Park. We’ll be meeting at the Fairbanks Centre at 2pm, where we will get to work on our new duck homes, and after we’ll check out some of our old sample locations to see if local water quality has gotten better, or worse, since we last monitored.

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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