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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

Friday, July 28, 8 pm to 9:30 pm OR
Friday, August 25, 8 pm to 9:30 pm
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 Members / $6 each Non-Members.

Pre-registration required by calling 250-479-0211 after May 1.

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Nature Explorers

Nature Explorers, Summer, 2017

- a drop-off program for kids 7 to 10 years old
A series of 2-hour classes on Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Each class explores a different nature theme through activities, hikes, experiments and more.

 

July 7 - Magical Marsh
July 14 - Hanging with Herptiles
July 21 - Geological Journey
July 28 - Wondrous Water

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Les Petits Explorateurs

Les petits explorateurs

– a drop-off program for French Immersion nature enthusiasts 5 to 7 years old
This series of four 2-hour classes are for children aged 5 to 7 years who are learning French. Each class features a different nature theme offering discovery, play, and lots of outdoor fun!

 

Semaine 1/Week 1 - Animal & Plant Movement/Le Movement

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BIG & little

Big & Little - for 3 to 5-year-olds and their adult friend

Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

These fun and interactive programs include hands-on discovery, an outside ramble, a story and a craft.

July 11 - Lovely Ladybugs
July 18 - Awesome Amphibians
July 25  - Terrific Turtles
August 1 - Outstanding Owls
August 8 - Busy Beavers
August 15 - Super Snakes

 

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Journaling

 We have used journaling for all sorts of applications over the years in our programs. Primarily we use them to record important findings while participants engaged in activities such as “Build A Marine Ecosystem” or “Micro Trails or Parks”. We also incorporate journaling times into our schedule for students to have some regular quiet, reflective time. 

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Pond Dipping

Wetlands are important habitat for many creatures such as birds, frogs, beavers and bugs. We often dismiss how much life exists underwater because we cannot see it. A simple net and bucket along with curiosity and wonder allow people to explore and learn all about water bugs. Their behaviours and adaptations are fascinating and this playful activity accentuates these aspects.

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Pond Dipping

Wetlands are important habitat for many creatures such as birds, frogs, beavers and bugs. We often dismiss how much life exists underwater because we cannot see it. A simple net and bucket along with curiosity and wonder allow people to explore and learn all about water bugs. Their behaviours and adaptations are fascinating and this playful activity accentuates these aspects.

Science Odyssey at Hillside Shopping Centre

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Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 11:00am to Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 3:00pm

World Fisheries Trust is teaming up with Hillside Shopping Centre and our community partners to bring you a weekend of Ocean Science at Hillside Mall's Ocean Wall as part of Science Odyssey! Over the weekend, we will be showcasing the amazing efforts being done in our community to protect our oceans and waterways! 

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