About

This club has been formed for members of Canterbury Home Educators, with an interest in natural history.

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What

To have field trips together to explore nature.

You are very welcome to just show up, but if you are thinking of coming, we recommend you send us an email (critterclub@urbeco.com) so we can update you easily on any last minute changes to our plans.

Any participant is welcome to contribute blog posts.

Who

Any interested CHE members are welcome – trips are suitable for all ages.

We have weekly field trips, exploring local nature; animals, plants, fungi, geology etc. Trips are to nearby locations, such as the Port Hills, wetlands, forest, grasslands, and the coast.

Trips are on Monday mornings, from 10-12. Details of upcoming trips, and trip reports, are posted here.

Also,  please note,  children need to be with a parent/guardian.

What to bring on field trips

  • Sensible clothing (sturdy footwear, hats etc.)
  • Any food or drink you might want

The following are not necessary, but you might want to bring them if you have them:

  • Camera
  • Notebook and pencil(s)
  • Observation containers
  • Identification books/apps
  • Magnifying glass
  • Collecting net
  • Binoculars
  • Suggestions for other locations to visit

(Some of the above equipment will be available for anyone to use.)

 

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