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

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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.


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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