Earth/Space Science

World Ocean's Day

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Saturday, June 3, 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

Join us for World Oceans Day 2017 at Esquimalt's Gorge Park! There will be performances, food trucks, free activites, a silent auction, and for the first time ever in Victoria, the PLYWOOD CUP CHALLENGE! 

Come celebrate the ocean - the heart of our planet - and support the amazing initiatives in your community. 

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One World - United by Water

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Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 8:00am to Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 10:30pm

Member all along the Pacific Northwest come together annually to share ideas, collaborate, and learn more about hands-on education through our waterways. This year will be held in beautiful Metchosin along Pedder Bay, creating access to experience Earth's treasures first hand. This 4 day conference will include many workshops, all focusing on the over-arching theme of "One World-United by Water".

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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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Lepidoptera of the Pacific Northwest: Caterpillars and Adults

This excellent reference guide to butterflies and moths of the Pacific Northwest contains pictures and descriptions of both caterpillars and adults for most of our common species. Produced in 1995 by the United States Department of Agriculture, this one is a keeper.

International Migratory Bird Day

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Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 9:00am

 

Spread your wings for bird conservation!

Rocky Point Bird Observatory is hosting International Migratory Bird Day at Elk/Beaver Lake from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Join us at the Beaver Lake Nature House for:

  • Guided bird walks at 9;00, 10:00, and 11:00
  • Bird banding demonstrations
  • Informative displays from a variety of local organizations
  • Live birds of prey
  • Children's activities

 

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Introduction to Entomology: The Collection and Observation of Insects

This lesson is an introduction to insects and entomology.  Students make their own insect traps, leave them out overnight and examine their catch the following day. A PowerPoint is also available to assist with discussion and to introduce Entomology to students using local examples. See the other files associated with this resource.

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Exploring Insect Movement and Behaviour

Lorquin's Admiral

Using real-life insects, students perform a series of experiments to see which environments or food the insects like best. Students learn about the mechanics of insect movement.

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