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Grab a dip net and start hunting for critters, then view your quarry with microscopes and magnifying lenses.

Fun games and activities will show you “who’s eating who” in the pond food web and reveal how wetlands are so important in our lives.

Thacker Marsh is alive with aquatic life, including turtles, frogs, and tons of weird-looking insects. You’ll learn their strategies for survival and their amazing adaptations for life in the water. When the program is over, we’ll return these animals unharmed back to the pond.

This program is tons of fun for people of all ages!

SCHEDULE

10:00 AM – meet at Thacker Marsh Regional Park. Click here for directions.
12:00 noon – program ends (If you have time, pack a picnic lunch and lounge at a beautiful beach within walking distance on the Coquihalla River).

ORGANIZERS WILL PROVIDE

  • Instructors
  • Dip nets
  • Buckets
  • Microscopes
  • Games and activities for all ages

WHAT TO BRING

  • Snacks and drinking water
  • Sun protection
  • Warm clothes
  • Gum boots or sandals for wading
  • Camera, binoculars
  • Signed waiver form

Be prepared for any weather!

TRAVEL

All participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Thacker Marsh Regional Park. You can walk or ride a bike to the park, which is in Hope town boundaries. Please carpool if possible.

A NOTE ABOUT LIABILITY

Hope Mountain Centre carries liability insurance and maintains excellent safety records. Due to the nature of outdoor programs, these trips do involve some personal risk. Hope Mountain Centre assumes no responsibility for personal injury or damage to personal property and we will require each participant to sign a liability release and assumption of risk form before participating in this program.

Please be aware that activities typical of this program involve many risks, dangers and hazards including, but not limited to: accidents which occur during transportation or travel to and from events; slips and falls; loss of balance; impact, cold water immersion; repetitive strain injuries; dislocated shoulders; hypothermia, frostbite, sunburn; changing and inclement weather conditions including storms, blizzards, whiteouts and high wind; steepness of terrain, tree wells, crevasses; avalanches, cornices, landslides and falling ice, snow and objects; encounters with domestic or wild animals; negligence on the part of releasees and other participants.

While we love animals of all kinds, we ask that you please leave Fido at home.

PROGRAM PARTNERS

Register now online or reserve your spot by calling 604-869-1274, or by email at lklassen@hopemountain.org for more information.