Sustainability

Birds of Prey

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Birds of prey have amazing adaptations from keen eyesight to stealth and speed. Come find out more during this fabulous feathered event, play games, make crafts, and even get the chance to examine an owl pellet 

Admission by donation
$5 per person suggested

Reptile Day

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Join in the fun of this popular annual celebration of our scaly friends. Featuring lots of live reptiles, crafts, games and more.

Admission by donation
$5 per person suggested

Incredible Inverts

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

They’re creepy, they’re crawly and they’re cool! Explore with us the fascinating world of insects, spiders and other invertebrates. Hands-on exploration, live bugs, crafts and games. Admission by donation$5 per person suggested

Creatures of the Summer Night

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Friday, August 23, 2019 -
8:00pm to 9:30pm

Check out the nightlife at Swan Lake! Sharpen your senses to look for owls, bats and other nighttime creatures. Using a grab bag of tricks you’ll discover how these animals are adapted to their nocturnal life.

Suitable for families with children over 6 years

$9 each for Members 
$10 each Non-Members

Space is limited pre-registration required by calling 250.479.0211

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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Terrific Turtles

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Sunday, June 30, 2019 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Turtle nesting season is upon us. Find out about these scaly wonders with games, crafts, and visits with our biggest celebrity: the live Western Painted Turtle, Wrinkles! Admission by donation $5 per person suggested

 

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