Marine

Migratory Bird Sanctuaries of Victoria

Victoria is home to three Migratory Bird Sanctuaries which - along with Important Bird Areas and Ecological Reserves - make up our vibrant "Nature Hood." This amazing CRD-produced resource describes what a MBS is and maps out the different protected regions of our community. Most important, it describes how we can be stewards of our MBS. This resource packages features the general MBS info-sheet as well as information on each of the three individual sanctuaries. Visit www.sanctuaryproject.com for more information!  

Oak Bay's Nearshore Marine Environment: Challenges and Opportunities

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Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 2:00pm

Join Leanna Boyer and Nikki Wright from SeaChange Marine Conservation Society for a presentation on critical nearshore habitats. This will be followed by a panel and public discussion on community action needed to protect local waters. Your voice counts! Other panellists who will be present include Dr. Rob MacDonald from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and Sara Stallard from the Fish-Kissing Weasels Environmental group. 

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Watershed StewARTship

We are excited to announce that the educators from World Fisheries Trust have partnered with the Robert Bateman Centre to create a unique education program available only this fall. Our "Watershed StewARTship" program brings students to the Gorge Waterway Nature House to connect with nature through visual art and creative expression.

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Fall Junior NatureSketch Club

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Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 9:30am

Sign up for our fall Junior NatureSketch Club and experience art in the great outdoors, guided by a naturalist and sketch artist!

Registration fee includes materials (sketch book, pencil, lesson plans) for the entire ten weeks and a final exhibition at the Robert Bateman Centre.

  • Ages 5 – 12
  • Meets Saturdays for ten weeks from Sept 10th – Nov 12th
  • 9:30 am – 11:30 am
  • $75 for all ten outings

Register now:

marketing@batemancentre.org

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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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Bird Migration Game

This activity brings home the concept of how far and how arduous this annual migration is for birds. It is a role play activity of sorts where the participants are specific bird species that must leave their breeding ground get to their wintering ground and return again. The activity sets a course which has many of the challenges that birds actually face while migrating. It is an experiential way for participants to understand migration, its natural and man-made hazards and the risks for birds to survive.

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