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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!  

Duck Day

Mallard Drake

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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.

Outstanding Owls Special Event

Barred Owl

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Sunday, February 26, 2017 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Who glides silently, can turn their head almost completely backwards and can cough-up a wicked hairball? Who-who-who? Drop-in anytime from noon to 3:00 p.m. as we explore the wonderful world of owls through games, stories, crafts and hands-on exploration. Admission by donation. 

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.

Creatures of the Summer Night

Check out the nightlife of Swan Lake! Sharpen your senses to look for owls, bats and other nighttime creatures. Using a grab bag of tricks we’ll discover how these animals are adapted to their nocturnal life.Suitable for families with children over 6 years.   $4 each for Sanctuary Members / $6 each Non-Members.

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Nature Explorers

Nature Explorers: Nature adventures for k i d s 7 - 1 0 years old. A series of 2-hour classes on Thursdays from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.Each class explores a different nature theme through activities, hikes, experiments and more. $12 per class for Sanctuary Members, $18 Non-Members. Call 250.479.0211 or stop by in person to register.  Stay tuned for Summer 2017 classes!

 

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Les Petits Explorateurs

Les Petits Explorateurs - for French immersion nature enthusiasts 5 - 7 years old. This series of four 2-hour classes are for early primary children who are learning French. Each class features a different nature theme offeringdiscovery, play, and lots of outdoor fun!

$60 per week for members/$80 for non-members

Call 250.479.0211 or stop by in person to register.   Stay tuned for Summer 2017 classes!

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