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Bowen’s watery wonders
We live surrounded by ocean but rarely see the creatures under our waters, let alone have the chance to touch them. This Sunday, you will have that chance, because the Bowen Island Nature Club is bringing sea creatures ashore.
Adam Taylor and other volunteers will dive in Galbraith Bay to bring fascinating underwater creatures to the beach beside Mount Gardner dock. Kids and adults alike will get a unique opportunity to experience the watery wilderness off our shores. We will likely see bizarre-looking nudibranchs, sea cucumbers, bewitching crab species, brittle stars, leather stars and sun stars, urchins, perhaps a sea horse and who knows what else.
Each year at this event, we see kids captivated by this hands-on experience. When we help our children to see the wonder of the natural world, we help them to become caring global citizens. The Nature Club is very grateful to Adam and the other volunteer divers for sharing their knowledge in such a memorable way.
Everyone is welcome to join us from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 24. Parking is limited near the Mount Gardner dock, so please carpool from the library parking lot at 12:45 a.m. (meet at the book drop and look for others), or park near to Endswell Farm and walk down. Please bring hats, sunscreen, water, and don’t forget your camera.
For questions, please call Claudia Schaefer at 604-947-2940.