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Oh Deer!

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Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 12:00pm

Oh Deer!

Sunday, November 26, 12 noon to 3 pm – drop in anytime

Join us as we celebrate all the members of the Deer family with Deer Bingo, deer crafts, deer games, and lots of touchable deer items. If you want to learn how to keep deer out of your garden and what to do about Victoria’s deer ‘issue’, you’re out-of-luck; we don’t have any new answers. But if you want to have some nature fun and learn about who’s who in the deer world, we can help!

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Grossology at Swan Lake

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Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 12:00pm

Grossology

Sunday, October 29, 12 noon to 3 pm – drop in anytime Admission by donation

Are you oozing to learn about the disgusting science of animal grossology? Explore slug slime, owl barf and even the scoop on poop. Then check out worms, slugs, snakes, spiders & more as you learn about the secret world of the revolting.

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Biology Buddies

Biology Buddies

Kids belong outside!

Our Biology Buddies nature classes focus on the natural wonders around Swan Lake. Each class has a different nature theme, which we interpret through games, stories, crafts and an outside ramble. A joyful nature experience is always our goal.

Autumn 2017 Session - November

Wednesday mornings or afternoons

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Wondrous Wetlands

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Wondrous Wetlands
Wednesday, August 23 ,12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
What makes a wetland such a great place to enjoy and protect? Find out with hands-on exploration, pond dipping for live wetland creatures, crafts, microscopes and games.
Admission by donation.

Predators of the sky

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Predators of the Sky
Wednesday, August 9, 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
Birds of prey have amazing adaptations from keen eyesight to stealth and speed. Come find out more during this fabulous feathered event! Meet LIVE raptors from the Raptor center in Duncan, play games, make crafts, and even get the chance to examine an owl pellet. 
Admission by donation. 

Reptile Day

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Reptile Day
Wednesday, July 26, 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
Join in our annual scaly celebration!  Observe and interact with our fabulous reptile friends, play games, make crafts and get your face painted.
Admission by donation. 

Incredible Invertebrates

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 12:00pm

Incredible Inverts
Wednesday, July 12, 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
They’re creepy, they’re crawly and they’re cool. Explore with us the fascinating world of insects, spiders and other invertebrates. Hands-on exploration, live bugs, crafts and games.
Admission by donation.

World Ocean's Day

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Saturday, June 3, 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

Join us for World Oceans Day 2017 at Esquimalt's Gorge Park! There will be performances, food trucks, free activites, a silent auction, and for the first time ever in Victoria, the PLYWOOD CUP CHALLENGE! 

Come celebrate the ocean - the heart of our planet - and support the amazing initiatives in your community. 

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Watershed StewARTship

We are excited to announce that the educators from World Fisheries Trust have partnered with the Robert Bateman Centre to create a unique education program available only this fall. Our "Watershed StewARTship" program brings students to the Gorge Waterway Nature House to connect with nature through visual art and creative expression.

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All Buffleheads Day

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Friday, October 14, 2016 - 7:00pm

Friends,

I’m pleased to invite you to a special celebration of All Buffleheads Day on October 14th ( Leap Year). Special because it will mark :

A) the twentieth anniversary of monitoring the return of the ‘Spirit Duck’ to the Salish Sea,

B) the fiftieth anniversary of my first meeting with the Bufflehead, the ‘Dewar Duck’,

C) the final solution (proximate cause) of the mystery behind the Great Bufflehead Crash.

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