Wondrous Wetlands


Wednesday, August 23, 2017 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Wondrous Wetlands
Wednesday, August 23 ,12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
What makes a wetland such a great place to enjoy and protect? Find out with hands-on exploration, pond dipping for live wetland creatures, crafts, microscopes and games.
Admission by donation.

Incredible Invertebrates


Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 12:00pm

Incredible Inverts
Wednesday, July 12, 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
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.

World Ocean's Day


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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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!  

Burrrr Bash


Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 1:00pm

Join Friends of Uplands Park Bur removal! These invasive species, including Carpet Burweek and Bur Chervil,  have taken over the Cattle Point area making it difficult for native plants to strive. With your help, we can revive our native plant population! Tools, gloves, and refreshments provided. Remember to dress for the weather and bring lots of water. And don't forget to bring your friends!

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Duck Day

Mallard Drake


Sunday, January 29, 2017 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

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.

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


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:


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One World - United by Water


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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