“The habit of sketching the wildlife I was observing took hold when I was very young, and I remember having small brushes always at hand.” – Robert Bateman


The Junior NatureSketch Club is an outdoor nature program for kids that focuses on sketching and observing wildlife habitats in unique ecosystems. Guided by a sketch artist and a naturalist, this program encourages children to connect to natural environments in their local community using a pencil and a sketchbook.

The cost of admission includes 10 sessions of ecosystem outings with sketching instruction, a special Junior NatureSketch club book, all sketching materials and a pair of binoculars. The Robert Bateman Centre will also include a final exhibition on session 10 of the program where the children’s sketches will be framed and hung in the gallery amongst the paintings of Robert Bateman.

Fall 2017 Club: Every saturday starting Sept 16th

Time: Morning session 9:30 – 11:30 or afternoon session 12:00 – 2:00

Pricing: $75 for 10 sessions

Ages: 5 – 12 years old

Sept 16th:

Location : The Robert Bateman Centre & Beacon Hill

Sept 23rd:

Location: Esquimalt Lagoon

Sept 30th:

Location: Swan Lake

October 7th:

Location: Beaver Lake Ponds

October 14th:

Location: Cattle Point

October 21st:

Location: Francis King

October 28th:

Location : The Gorge Waterway

November 4th:

Location: Mt Doug

November 11th:

Location: Mary Lake

November 18th :

Final Exhibition at the Robert Bateman Centre (10:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.)

To register your child please contact Mia Watkins at mia.watkins@batemancentre.org or 250.940.3626 ext 302

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