AWARE’s Kids Nature Programs
Inspiring the environmental stewards of tomorrow
We utilize education, appreciation and experience to encourage a love of nature. Promoting awareness, inspiring responsible stewardship and fostering respect of the natural environment, which is the foundation of our local mountain culture and quality of life.
COVID-19 Closure – All AWARE’s in-person kids nature programs are on hold in light of COVID.
Check Out Our ‘Nature Kids @ Home’ Activities and Workbooks
New offerings are being added for PD Days and major holidays so families can still explore nature together
Whistler Nature Kids @ Home
As we all spend more time at home, we are here to help Whistler kids (and big kids!) learn, create and connect with nature.
Looking for activities to get outside and engaged with nature?
Browse through over 40 different GAMES, ACTIVITIES, AND EXPERIMENTS and head outside all year long for some creative outdoor exploration as a family.Click here for Activity Sheets!
Looking for full day activities to stay entertained and excited in the outdoors?
Browse through our ACTIVITY BOOKS designed to awaken your senses and spark curiosity – right in your own natural backyard!Click here for Activity Books!
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In a normal year, we would offer the following kids nature programs:
Whistler Nature Camps
Kids Day Camps for ages 5-9
Whistler Nature Camp strives to provide opportunities that will nurture children’s innate curiosity about the natural world, foster their understanding of the interconnectedness of all living and non-living things, and instill in them a sense of care and responsibility for the well-being of their communities and our shared planet.
Whistler Nature Camp focuses on ages 5–9 years old, with programs for older kids to come in the following years. As a day camp, the program is offered when school is closed following the School District No. 48 (Sea to Sky) calendar and is available through the summer holidays, spring break and teacher professional development days. Sign up can be for one day, or an entire break period.
Hosted on Monday to Friday of summer holidays, each week of summer camp is themed, and also contains traditional nature camp activities such as educational nature games, nature crafts, unstructured nature play, exploration and small group activities.Learn More
This March break camp offers a unique opportunity for children to connect with Whistler’s natural backyard as milder temperatures allow local fauna to stir and flora to emerge from beneath the thick blanket of snow.Learn More
Held on teacher professional development days, your junior scientist will dig deeper into the natural world around them through outdoor adventure, activities and experiments to leave participants with excitement and curiosity to learn more.Learn More
FREE Monthly Kids Nature Club
Last Sunday of every month at the Whistler Public Library from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
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). Past topics have included building solar-powered cars, painting birdhouses and learning about local bird song, turning rubbish into art, being bear smart and creepy crawlies.Learn More