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Biology Buddies

Biology Buddies nature classes focus on the natural wonders around Swan Lake. Each class has a different nature theme, which we interpret through games, stories, crafts and an outside ramble. A joyful nature experience is always our goal. For naturalists 4 to 6 years old

Session #1 May 1, 8, 15, 22  Themes: Insects, Great to be green (plants), Snakes, Hummingbirds

Session #2 June 5, 12, 19, 26  Themes: Beavers, Egg-cellent adventures, Ladybugs, Marshes

Wednesdays 9:30-11:30am OR 1:00 - 3:00pm

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Spring Break Fossil Fair

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Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 10:00am

Fossil FairSat & Sun March 23 & 24 – drop in event, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Who lived here millions of years ago? Dinosaurs, trilobites, ammonites, enormous clams and sharks lived in the ancient tropical coral seas and palm tree forests that covered Vancouver Island. Paleontologists will share their personal fossil discoveries including many from this past year. Bring your family and your own fossils for identification.

Wildflower Wanderings

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Sunday, April 28, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Spring has sprung and the Sanctuary has never looked better. We celebrate the wonderful world of wildflowers with guided tours of our native plant garden, a hike up Christmas Hill, crafts & games for the kids, and native plants for sale.

Admission by donation: $5 per person suggested

Duck Days

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Sunday, February 24, 2019 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Some dabble on the water, some dive for food below! Through games, crafts, and activities, we’ll explore the amazing adaptations of ducks, where and why they migrate, and discover who’s who in the duck world. 

Admission by donation - $5 per person suggested

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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The Bird Course

Friday May 17 - Sunday May 19Fri: 7pm - 9 PM  Sat-Sun : 7 am - 6 pm This three-day course, led by renowned bird experts, Drs. David Bird and Rodger Titman, is perfect for bird enthusiasts from novice to expert!  Be prepared to discover how birds do what they do; learn about their fascinating behaviours; delve into their biology to investigate how their bodies work; and last but not least, how to identify the vast array of these feathered marvels. Maximum of 20 people.

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Oh Deer!

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Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 12:00pm

Oh Deer!

Sunday, November 26, 12 noon to 3 pm – drop in anytime

Join us as we celebrate all the members of the Deer family with Deer Bingo, deer crafts, deer games, and lots of touchable deer items. If you want to learn how to keep deer out of your garden and what to do about Victoria’s deer ‘issue’, you’re out-of-luck; we don’t have any new answers. But if you want to have some nature fun and learn about who’s who in the deer world, we can help!

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Grossology at Swan Lake

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Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 12:00pm

Grossology

Sunday, October 29, 12 noon to 3 pm – drop in anytime Admission by donation

Are you oozing to learn about the disgusting science of animal grossology? Explore slug slime, owl barf and even the scoop on poop. Then check out worms, slugs, snakes, spiders & more as you learn about the secret world of the revolting.

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Biology Buddies

Biology Buddies

Kids belong outside!

Our Biology Buddies nature classes focus on the natural wonders around Swan Lake. Each class has a different nature theme, which we interpret through games, stories, crafts and an outside ramble. A joyful nature experience is always our goal.

Autumn 2017 Session - November

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Wondrous Wetlands

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Wondrous Wetlands
Wednesday, August 23 ,12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
What makes a wetland such a great place to enjoy and protect? Find out with hands-on exploration, pond dipping for live wetland creatures, crafts, microscopes and games.
Admission by donation.

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