Whistler Kids Chance to be Bear Champions!

The AWARE Kids Nature Club has a special opportunity to partner with the Get Bear Smart Society to create a short video of Whistler kids sharing their knowledge and appreciation for Whistler bears to produce a five-minute educational video on what it is like to be a kid growing up in bear country. Through being involved kids will be able to inspire others of all ages and in other communities to be bear smart.

The video will explore kids experiences with bears. What are their bear stories? What Bear Smart things do they do in their everyday lives? How do they feel about what is happening to bears in Whistler?

AWARE Kids Club leader Julie Burrows will lead the discussion on bears and kids can learn what the bears are doing as they get ready for hibernation. There will be the usual interactive learning as well as some short educational videos from Get Bear Smart.

Filming Details:

Filming will take place on Sunday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Whistler Library. The video will be owned and used by the Get Bear Smart Society. The video will be housed on the GetBearSmartTV Youtube channel and shared on social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

The video production team includes Sylvia Dolson, the Executive Director for the Get Bear Smart Society, Ian Dunsmore, station manager and videographer for Shaw TV, and Nicole Fitzgerald, former producer and host for Shaw TV now turned full-time mom. Nicole has previously produced a half hour film with 30 children from Spring Creek for the Whistler Museum and worked with half a dozen children from the Lil’wat Nation to produce a short film for the Whistler Film Festival.

We hope your family will be interested in participating in this fun and educational day. Parental consent forms will be sent out to those who wish to participate so registration is required. If interested, please contact Nicole at Nicole.fitzgerald@yahoo.ca and she is happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

About The AWARE Kids Nature Club:
The AWARE Kid’s Nature Club has been educating local and visiting youth about all things environmental since 2007. The Nature Club is held on the last Sunday of each month, from 10am – 11:30am (except December) at the Whistler Public Library.

These free sessions are focused on encouraging learning through fun interactive activities and are open to all but are mainly intended for kids aged 5 -11 (all kids must be accompanied by a parent).

The AWARE Kid’s Nature Club would not be possible without the support of the Whistler Public Library, Regional Recycling and the volunteers who run the club.

For more information regarding the AWARE Kid’s Nature Club please contact us via e-mail: info at awarewhistler.org

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