Terrestrial

Pedder Bay Field Trip Program

Each fall, Rocky Point Bird Observatory studies passerine (songbird) migration from a publically-accessible bird banding station at the Pedder Bay Resort and Marina in Metchosin.  The accessibility of this site offers excellent opportunities for community education.  We have developed a field trip program, generally designed at a middle school level, which allows students to witness long-term scientific monitoring in action through a field trip to our Pedder Bay banding station.  The program includes a visit to the banding station, a bird walk, and a chance to examine preserv

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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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CRD Watershed Maps

In which watershed do you live, work and play?
How does land use and our activities on the land impact the health of our watersheds? 

British Columbia's capital region is comprised of over 300 watersheds that are over 100 hectares in size, numerous smaller watersheds, plus natural and urban influenced drainage areas which drain to the shoreline without a creek.

Bee Day

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Sunday, May 29, 2016 -
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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.

Fossil Fair

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Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 10:00am to Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 4:00pm

Fossil Fair

Saturday & Sunday, March 19 & 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Who lived here millions of years ago? Dinosaurs, trilobites, ammonites, enormous clams and sharks lived in the ancient tropical coral seas and palm tree forests that covered Vancouver Island. Paleontologists will share their personal fossil discoveries including many from this past year. Bring your family and your own fossils for identification. Kids can follow a scavenger hunt, or make fossil and dinosaur rubbings.

Swan Lake Nature House, 3873 Swan Lake Road

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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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