Homeschool

Nature Explorers

A series of 2-hour classes, each exploring a different nature theme through activities, hikes, experiments and more.  Nature adventures for 7-10 year olds Thursdays 1:00 to 3:00pm August 1 - Interesting InvertebratesAugust 8 - Stellar StewardshipAugust 15 - Marvelous MammalsAugust 22 - Art on the Hill (Christmas Hill hike)  Members: $18/class  Non-Members: $20/class 

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Les Petits Explorateurs

For French immersion nature enthusiasts 5-7 years old Semaine 1/Week 1 July 15 - 18Animal Life (shelters, babies, communication and tracks)/La vie animale (les abris, les bébés, la communication et les traces) Semaine 2/Week 2August 12-15Swan Lake Adventures (wetland safari, camouflage, metamorphosis, worms & dirt)/Les Aventures Swan Lake (safari, camouflage, la métamorphose, les vers et la terre) Mon-Thurs 9:30-11:30am  Cost: Members: $72/session   Non-Members: $80/session    

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Big & Little

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

For 3 to 5 year olds and their adult friend

Tuesdays 10:00 to 11:30pm

July 9   Terrific TurtlesJuly 16   Daring Dragonflies July 23   Dabbling DucksAugust 6   Busy Beavers August 13 Wild WoodpeckersAugust 20 Slithering Snakes Members    $16.20 per adult/child pair / $5.40 for each additional child Non-Members  $18/pair and / $6 additional child

 

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Junior Naturalist Program

This program is designed for budding young nature scientists. In this four part program, we will explore real research techniques that scientists use to observe and study lake and wetland environments, play games and explore the Nature Sanctuary. This hands-on, active class will get students outdoors, doing experiments and observing animals in their natural habitats.  Ages: 11-14 Dates: July 29-August 1stTime: 12:30 - 3:30pm Cost: Members - $108Non-Members - $120 

 

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Home-school Science

We take learning outside the classroom! This series of four 2-hour science classes is designed for home-schooled children. We provide nature-themed programs with games, discovery and activities which encourage science-based learning while socializing with other home learners. For home-schooled children 7-10 years. February - Fridays9:30-11:30am or  1:00-3:00pm 1st Geology and Archaeology 8th Ethnobotany15th Animal Behaviour22nd Geography and Mapping Cost: $72 for members $80 for non-members

 

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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

 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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