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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

 Come share the magic of Christmas Hill during a fabulous guided hike. Stretch your limbs and listen to the chorus of birds while checking out the great view from a spectacular vantage point.  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 or in person at the Nature house.   Stay tuned for date & time for Summer 2017

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Creatures of the Summer Night

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 Sanctuary Members / $6 each Non-Members.

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BIG & little

BIG & little - for 3 to 5 year old children and their adult friends.

 Looking to share nature adventures with a little one in your life? These fun and interactive programs include hands-on discovery, an outside ramble, a story and a craft. Each session features a different animal theme.   COST Sanctuary Members $12 per adult/child pair and $4 for each additional child Non-Members $17/pair and $6 additional child Stay tuned for dates and topics for summer 2017!

 

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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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