Half Day or Less

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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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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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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Nature Explorers

Nature Explorers, Summer, 2017

- a drop-off program for kids 7 to 10 years old
A series of 2-hour classes on Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Each class explores a different nature theme through activities, hikes, experiments and more.

 

July 7 - Magical Marsh
July 14 - Hanging with Herptiles
July 21 - Geological Journey
July 28 - Wondrous Water

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Les Petits Explorateurs

Les petits explorateurs

– a drop-off program for French Immersion nature enthusiasts 5 to 7 years old
This series of four 2-hour classes are for children aged 5 to 7 years who are learning French. Each class features a different nature theme offering discovery, play, and lots of outdoor fun!

 

Semaine 1/Week 1 - Animal & Plant Movement/Le Movement

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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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Sierra Club BC In-school Education Programs

Our team offers environmental education programs for grade k-8 classrooms across B.C.  We visit over 150 classes a year, prioritizing wait-listed classes the following school year. All of our programs are free-of-cost. We encourage a suggested donation of $50.00 per classroom to help us keep this incredible program up and running!

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Goldstream Nature House Spring Programs 2016

Grades K/1  1.5 hours $125+GST per class up to 25 students, $5/additional
    Senses, observations, local plants & animals, compare/describe
Bodacious Bugs! What’s a bug?  Find out as we inspect the insects of the area and learn some nifty sampling and ID techniques. 
Slug Shuffle Join us as we “break-it-down” with one of our favourite decomposers– the slug!

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Pedder Bay Field Trip Program

Each fall, Rocky Point Bird Observatory studies passerine (songbird) migration from a publically-accessible bird banding station at the Pedder Bay Resort and Marina in Metchosin.  The accessibility of this site offers excellent opportunities for community education.  We have developed a field trip program, generally designed at a middle school level, which allows students to witness long-term scientific monitoring in action through a field trip to our Pedder Bay banding station.  The program includes a visit to the banding station, a bird walk, and a chance to examine preserv

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