Conservation

Fall Migrating Birds School Program

Ideal for teachers who are unable to schedule field trips during the limited available timeframe, or who are interested in tying broader Science topics to local species through hands-on learning, classroom visits allow us to bring the learning to you.

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Bee Day

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Sunday, May 29, 2016 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Bee Day

Sunday, May 29, Noon - 3 p.m.

A honey of a program fit for the royalty of the insect world. What’s the buzz about bees – are they really good dancers? Bee songs, bee crafts and some bee spit to taste. Join us and you’ll bee amazed, bee enchanted and bee happy. Bee there or bee square.

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Stewards of the Future Toolkit

Stewards of the Future is an exciting new youth initiative of the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. The program provides funding and support for high school teachers and other educators to go on field trips, visit local sites of interest, and engage in stewardship projects in their communities. This guide has been created for teachers, leaders and students to inspire and support them in becoming involved in hands-on, place-based explorations of their communities, and the stewardship issues relevant to them.

Homeschool Science

 

Home School Science (7 to 10 years)

This series of four 2-hour classes is 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.

 

Cost $80 | Friends of the Sanctuary $60 per 4 week session. Please call the office at 250.479.0211 to register

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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.

Summer 2017 Sessions - July and August

Monday to Thursday

 

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Gorge Waterway Nature House

The Gorge Waterway Nature House, located in Esquimalt Gorge Park, is the perfect place to explore your local aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. This area is culturally, historically, and biologically significant and includes access to a beach, an urban forest, and a restored creek. The Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations traditionally used this area for food, medicine, and spiritual practice. The region was also historically popular for regattas and swimming, and is home to a great diversity of aquatic animals and birds.

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National Wildlife Week

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Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 8:00am to Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 6:00pm

National Wildlife Week (NWW) was established in Canada to commemorate the achievements and contributions of Jack Miner, a conservationist often called the “father of North American conservationism.” “Wild Goose Jack,” as he was often referred, was one of the first conservationists to determine the migratory paths of North American birds. In 1947, Canada’s National Wildlife Week Act passed unanimously in Parliament to be observed annually during the week of Jack Miner’s birth, April 10 each year.

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National Wildlife Week

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Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 8:15pm to Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 6:15pm

National Wildlife Week (NWW) was established in Canada to commemorate the achievements and contributions of Jack Miner, a conservationist often called the “father of North American conservationism.” “Wild Goose Jack,” as he was often referred, was one of the first conservationists to determine the migratory paths of North American birds. In 1947, Canada’s National Wildlife Week Act passed unanimously in Parliament to be observed annually during the week of Jack Miner’s birth, April 10 each year.

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Gr. 5 Cool Carbon Connections

The program engages students in hands-on, field-based outings to nearby parks/green spaces, led by local experts (naturalists, biologists, etc.) to teach students about their environment, flora and fauna, natural processes, to help develop their awareness of and connection to Nature. Groups of students walk with their teachers to a designated “wild space” where they will be met by the PSS Team.

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