Elementary Primary

Homeschool Science

This series of four 2-hour classes are 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.

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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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Biology Buddies

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.

Autumn 2017 Session - November

Wednesday mornings or afternoons

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Spring Breeding Birds School Programs

Rocky Point Bird Observatory offers classroom-based programs for Grades K – 7.  These curriculum-linked programs connect science with local biodiversity as we bring dry specimens and replicas right into your classroom to offer hands-on learning experiences for students.  All programs include an outdoor component on school grounds to further connect students with their local environment and foster a sense of curiosity of the natural world.

 

Breeding Birds Level 1: Biodiversity of Local Breeding Birds (K - 3)

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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!  

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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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.

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Gifts of Nature

This activity is great for illustrating connections among the ecosystem services that are provided by Nature for all life to survive. It also is a visible demonstration of these connections and how interrelated we all are with them.

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