• Sea-to-Sky Students and Citizens Strike for Bold Action on Climate Change

    Across the globe millions of people have been marching to demand our leaders take urgent and bold action on Climate Change. We know the challenges. We know the solutions. We need to act! On September 27th students will be taking to the streets across Canada and around the world, in response to Greta Thunberg’s call […]

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  • 2019 Whistler Nature Camp Diaries

    Whistler Nature Camp Diaries Read through some of our fun weekly blog posts to get the insider’s scoop on our session adventures! Our final week of nature camp is unfortunately upon us. While we’ve had a summer packed full of fun and adventure, we still found a way to squeeze just a bit more in before […]

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  • Join The AWARE Team In 2018

      Interested in joining a fun team that loves nature, cares about all things environmental and is passionate about building sustainable community? AWARE is currently recruiting the following year-round, summer and casual positions. (Click on Job Title for Details)   Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter by email to cruddy@awarewhistler.org. We […]

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  • Whistler Nature Camp Diary – Friendly Forests

    Did you know that trees are the longest living organism on Earth and that they never die of old age! Trees provide food and habitat for animals, absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen for us to breathe. Some of the animals we saw that live in trees include squirrels, chipmunks and wood peckers. This weeks […]

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  • Whistler Nature Camp Diary – Things with Wings

    This weeks theme at camp was Things with Wings! From birds to bats to bugs, there are many Whistler creatures with wings! Migratory birds help remind us how interconnected our world truly is. Birds can travel incredible distances – anywhere from 25 to 1000 km in a day! They migrate out of necessity otherwise their […]

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  • Whistle Nature Camp Diary – Aquatic Adventures II

      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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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, […]

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  • 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! […]

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