June 4-8, 2018

Hands On, Feet In!

June 4 – 8, 2018.

Your class will become scientists for the day as they join Columbia Outdoor School educators on a BioBlitz of Joseph Creek!


This FREE program will take place from June 4 – 8, 2018. Through an inquiry-based learning approach, students will make predictions and come to conclusions about the health of their community stream. Your class will receive experience in identifying and mapping invasive species, areas of erosion and fish barriers. They will learn how to collect temperature readings and measure flow. Students will experience what is it like to be a real scientist for a day! Their findings will be used to help experts determine the health and biodiversity of Joseph Creek.

Dates: 10am-2pm, June 4-8, 2018.

Location: Your class will be assigned an easily accessible portion of Joseph Creek.

Grade Levels: Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Cost: FREE

How to Book: Contact Columbia Outdoor School at 250-426-3676 or

What to Bring:

  • Enough parent chaperons to supervise class sizes. Recommend ratios 1:6 for grades k—3 and 1:10 for grades 4 and up.
  • Water bottle.
  • Litter free lunch.
  • Warm, waterproof footwear.
  • Be prepared for weather, i.e. sunscreen, hats, rain jacket, layers, warm coat, hats, extra socks, mittens, etc.  
  • Sit upons if you have them and would like to bring them.

Discover the incredible biodiversity in your own backyard!

This place based, inquiry learning program is free of charge thanks to the support of the

TD Friends of Environment Fund, Columbia Basin Trust and BC Hydro.