Environmental Restoration

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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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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Gr. 6/7 Creatures of Habitat Program

In 2009, Peninsula Streams Society, in partnership with a team of concerned community members, created an environmental education program for Gr. 6 students.  We called it “Creatures of Habitat – Days of Action” to reflect the program’s emphasis on proactivity in the face of our environmental challenges.  Every year since, we have brought a “Day of Action” to middle schools all over the Peninsula. With our team of volunteers, workshop providers and theatre crew, we engage 5-700 Gr.

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Gr. 3 Watershed and Salmon Lifecycle Program

Since 2006, Gr. 3 students in SD63 (and now SD61 also) have participated in our program of Watershed and Pacific Salmon Lifecycle education. This program is delivered to nine schools in the SD 63 (Saanich) region including Deep Cove, Sidney, Brentwood, Prospect Lake, Cordova Bay, Lochside, Keating, Kelset and the LAU WELNEW tribal school. In 2015 we expanded into SD61 with program delivery at McKenzie school with the hopes of expanding into further schools in subsequent years.

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Duck Day

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Sunday, January 31, 2016 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Duck Day

Sunday, January 31, 12 – 3 pm

Some dabble on the surface, some dive for their food – we’ll explore the amazing adaptations ducks have for living on the lake and discover who’s who in the duck world. 

Admission by donation. For more information call 250.479.0211 or visit www.swanlake.bc.ca

Swan Lake Nature House, 3873 Swan Lake Road

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