Science In the Park



Science in the Park:
Imagination Station

NS3’s pop-up Imagination Station is a free community event focused on child-directed play! We will bring the loose parts (including cardboard boxes, tubes, fabric and fasteners) and you bring the imagination and creativity! NS3 Educators will be on site to facilitate family play. Picnics are encouraged.

WHAT: FREE child-directed pop up adventure playground

WHEN: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

WHERE: Look for NS3’s purple tent

June 22nd at Harewood Centennial Water Park

Rescheduled for July 6 at Westwood Lake Park*

All ages welcome

* The Imagination Station June 15th at Westwood Lake Park is cancelled due to poor weather – the event is rescheduled for Thursday July 6


Science in the Park: Nature Explorations – Summer 2017

Come EXPLORE local parks and protected areas with NS3’s outreach educators this summer! Learn about hidden connections within diverse habitats throughout Nanaimo with nature hikes, explorations of local flora and fauna, science games & art projects.

WHAT: FREE drop-in nature explorations at local parks during the summer.

WHEN: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to noon.

WHERE: At local parks in Nanaimo (map). Look for the purple NS3 tent!

July 4-6 at Departure Bay Beach

July 11-13 at Colliery Dam Park

July 18-20 at Neck Point Park

July 25-27 at Richards Marsh Park

August 1-3 at Bowen Park by the duck pond

August 8-10 Robert’s Memorial Park

August 15-17 Diver’s Lake Park

All ages welcome


Please note: for safety purposes we require children under age 16 to be accompanied by a minimum number of supervising adults:

  • Children 4 years old and under, 1 adult per every 3 children is required.
  • Children 5 years old to 9 years old, 1 adult per every 5 children is required.
  • Children 10 years old to 16 years old, 1 adult per 10 children is required.

Many thanks to the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation for supporting NS3’s Science in the Park program.

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