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Spring Breeding Birds School Programs

Rocky Point Bird Observatory offers classroom-based programs for Grades K – 7.  These curriculum-linked programs connect science with local biodiversity as we bring dry specimens and replicas right into your classroom to offer hands-on learning experiences for students.  All programs include an outdoor component on school grounds to further connect students with their local environment and foster a sense of curiosity of the natural world.

 

Breeding Birds Level 1: Biodiversity of Local Breeding Birds (K - 3)

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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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Nature Explorers

Nature Explorers: Nature adventures for k i d s 7 - 1 0 years old. A series of 2-hour classes on Thursdays from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.Each class explores a different nature theme through activities, hikes, experiments and more. $12 per class for Sanctuary Members, $18 Non-Members. Call 250.479.0211 or stop by in person to register.  Stay tuned for Summer 2017 classes!

 

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Beach Life Bingo

This fun activity harnesses and focuses student energy on the beach into a learning experience. Students use full-colour bingo cards to find and identify local beach creatures. All photos were taken in the intertidal zone of Mayne Island, BC by Stephanie Hurst.

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Fort Building

Fort building is a cornerstone activity of our program at the Gulf Islands Centre for Ecological Learning. It helps to create a culture of comfort, connection, and community that permeates all of the other activities that we do. This activity works best when participants are going to be spending multiple days in or visiting an area. The fort becomes their home base, where they eat lunch or a snack, do activities or get some quiet time.

FUN Camps: Pearson College

Your child may think they’re just having a great time paddling a kayak or riding a horse, but they’re actually connecting with the natural world and learning how to become leaders who protect it.

Utilizing the FUN Approach, our passionate leaders work to connect  FUN Campers with their local environment, expertly pairing traditional camp activities such as hiking, swimming and interactive games with environmental education and exciting adventure activities including whale watching and zip-lining.

 

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FUN Camps: Victoria

Your child may think they’re just having a great time paddling a kayak or riding a horse, but they’re actually connecting with the natural world and learning how to become leaders who protect it.

Utilizing the FUN Approach, our passionate leaders work to connect  FUN Campers with their local environment, expertly pairing traditional camp activities such as hiking, swimming and interactive games with environmental education and exciting adventure activities including whale watching and zip-lining.

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