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Migratory Bird Sanctuaries of Victoria

Victoria is home to three Migratory Bird Sanctuaries which - along with Important Bird Areas and Ecological Reserves - make up our vibrant "Nature Hood." This amazing CRD-produced resource describes what a MBS is and maps out the different protected regions of our community. Most important, it describes how we can be stewards of our MBS. This resource packages features the general MBS info-sheet as well as information on each of the three individual sanctuaries. Visit www.sanctuaryproject.com for more information!  

Christmas in July

 Christmas in July - evening guided hike
Tuesday, July 25, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Come share the magic of Christmas Hill during a fabulous evening guided hike. Stretch your limbs and listen to the chorus of birds while checking out the great view from a spectacular vantage point. You may even discover the legends of Christmas Hill.
Suitable for families and children over 7 years. Bring a water bottle. Free but donations are greatly appreciated.
Pre-registration required by calling 250-479-0211 after May 1.

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Creatures of the Summer Night

Friday, July 28, 8 pm to 9:30 pm OR
Friday, August 25, 8 pm to 9:30 pm
Check out the nightlife of Swan Lake! Sharpen your senses to look for owls, bats and other nighttime creatures. Using a grab bag of tricks we’ll discover how these animals are adapted to their nocturnal life.
Suitable for families with children over 6 years.
$4 each for Members / $6 each Non-Members.

Pre-registration required by calling 250-479-0211 after May 1.

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BIG & little

Big & Little - for 3 to 5-year-olds and their adult friend

Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

These fun and interactive programs include hands-on discovery, an outside ramble, a story and a craft.

July 11 - Lovely Ladybugs
July 18 - Awesome Amphibians
July 25  - Terrific Turtles
August 1 - Outstanding Owls
August 8 - Busy Beavers
August 15 - Super Snakes

 

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Introduction to Dichotomous Keys

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of taxonomy and the classification of living things (how, why). The concepts are reinforced through the creation and use of their own dichotomous keys, first in the class using a basic example and then outside using local plants.

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Lepidoptera of the Pacific Northwest: Caterpillars and Adults

This excellent reference guide to butterflies and moths of the Pacific Northwest contains pictures and descriptions of both caterpillars and adults for most of our common species. Produced in 1995 by the United States Department of Agriculture, this one is a keeper.

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Dendrochronology: The Study of Tree Rings

tree coring

This lesson introduces students to the study of tree rings, and provides hands on experience with survey equipment used in the forestry industry. This activity quickly became a student favorite and is now a lesson we repeat with each new group of students.

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The Resource Game

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This is a scavanger hunt for local resources where participants search for things that will help them survive in the wild. This game pairs well with a conversation about local first nations resource use.

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