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Georgia Strait Alliance

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Our mission is to protect and restore the marine environment and promote the sustainability of the Strait of Georgia, its adjoining waters, and communities. Our approach is to work collaboratively with communities and across sectors to find long term, evidence based solutions to our region's most pressing marine and environmental issues.  

Homeschool Science

This series of four 2-hour classes are for home-schooled children aged 7 to 10 years. We provide nature-themed programs with games, discovery and activities which encourage science-based learning while socializing with other home learners.

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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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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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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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