• Whistle Nature Camp Diary – Aquatic Adventure 2

      This week of camp aligned beautifully with the Western Toad Migration at Lost Lake. Every year between late July and early August tens of thousands of tiny toadlets make their first large journey from the lake into the surrounding forests. The toadlets are extremely vulnerable during their migration to predators due to their tiny […]

    Continue reading
  • Whistler Nature Camp Diary – Stealth & Camouflage

    Predator and prey are both essential in maintaining healthy ecosystems. Predators help control the population of grazing animals and they are also key in the process of natural selection, which drives evolution. Animals and plants evolved to have various defense mechanisms to protect them from predators. On our nature walks we took note of trees […]

    Continue reading
  • AWARE’s Zero Waste Heroes program featured on CBC

    We were super excited that very own Zero Waste Heroes program, was featured on CBC last week! Here is a little bit about what the Zero Waste Heroes initiative does: Pre-event Waste Reduction Support – The best way to reduce waste is to not produce it in the first place, so our primary goal is […]

    Continue reading
  • Whistler Nature Camp Diary – Aquatic Adventure 1

    We had a blast splashing into our theme ‘Aquatic Adventures’ this week! We learned a ton about wetlands and water creatures! All of the campers were especially enthusiastic about metamorphose as many critters spend a portion of their lives underwater, for example pesky mosquitos and majestic dragonflies! Some aquatic insects grow by shedding their outer […]

    Continue reading
  • #NaturalWhistler – Finding Out What We Value Most About Whistler’s Natural Environment

    #NaturalWhistler – Finding Out What We Value Most About Whistler’s Natural Environment In Whistler, we all know nature is awesome. But there are many different reasons why people agree. This summer, we wanted to hear about some of the reasons people feel passionate about and connected to nature, so we launched the campaign #NaturalWhistler. We […]

    Continue reading
  • Whistler Nature Camp Diary – Creepy Crawlies

    Did you know that bugs make up 90% of all living creatures on earth! It’s hard to imagine a world without insects as they pollinate many of our fruits and vegetables as well as provide us with products like fine silk and ooey gooey honey! On top of all of this they are essential decomposers, […]

    Continue reading
  • Whistler Nature Camp Diary – Plants with a Purpose

    Wow does time fly when you are having fun! This weeks theme at camp was ‘Plants with a Purpose’ and both staff and campers had a ton of fun discovering new things through our magnifying glasses and exploring outside. Each day campers got creative with oodles of crafts and played nature-related games that they really took a ‘lichen’ too! […]

    Continue reading
  • Cleanse Your Commute Event Helped Connect Community with Low Footprint Transportation Solutions

    On Monday, June 12th, AWARE Whistler hosted an outdoor social gathering at the Whistler Public Library. The event focused on transportation options that are better for both people and planet. The sun was shining and attendees enjoyed sipping Tality Kombucha’s delicious kombucha mocktails as they discussed Whistler’s wide array of eco-friendly transportation options. The event […]

    Continue reading
  • Win A Week At Whistler Nature Camp

      Register to WIN! To celebrate our first summer of the Whistler Nature Camp we are giving you the chance to win a FREE week at camp! Whether learning about friendly forests, aquatic adventures in our rivers, finding our about the habitats local creatures call home or building an insect hotel – learning is all about […]

    Continue reading
  • Nature Camp Registrations Opening June 1st

    The Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE) is thrilled to announce that 2017 will see the launch of a Nature Camp in Whistler. Nature Camp offers a unique opportunity for kids to connect with Whistler’s natural backyard! Imagine a place where their natural sense of wonder can ignite at the centre of their […]

    Continue reading