Bats Facts or Fiction


Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 12:00pm

Fearsome flyers or pest control experts? Join us for some hands-on discovery, games and crafts featuring the only true flying mammal on earth.  All ages welcome.Admission by donation. Suggested $5 per person 

Oh Deer


Sunday, September 29, 2019 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Sunday, September 2912 noon to 3 pm (Drop in anytime) Join us as we celebrate all the members of the deer family with deer bingo, crafts, games, and lots of touchable deer items. Come have some nature fun and learn about who’s who in the deer world! All ages event. Admission by donation  - $5 per person suggested. 


Creatures of the Summer Night


Friday, August 2, 2019 -
8:00pm to 9:30pm

Check out the nightlife at Swan Lake! Sharpen your senses to look for owls, bats and other nighttime creatures. Using a grab bag of tricks you’ll discover how these animals are adapted to their nocturnal life.

Suitable for families with children over 6 years

$9 each for Members 
$10 each Non-Members

Space is limited pre-registration required by calling 250.479.0211

Spring Break Fossil Fair


Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 10:00am

Fossil FairSat & Sun March 23 & 24 – drop in event, 10 a.m. to 3 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.

The Bird Course

Friday May 17 - Sunday May 19Fri: 7pm - 9 PM  Sat-Sun : 7 am - 6 pm This three-day course, led by renowned bird experts, Drs. David Bird and Rodger Titman, is perfect for bird enthusiasts from novice to expert!  Be prepared to discover how birds do what they do; learn about their fascinating behaviours; delve into their biology to investigate how their bodies work; and last but not least, how to identify the vast array of these feathered marvels. Maximum of 20 people.



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Predators of the sky


Wednesday, August 9, 2017 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Predators of the Sky
Wednesday, August 9, 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
Birds of prey have amazing adaptations from keen eyesight to stealth and speed. Come find out more during this fabulous feathered event! Meet LIVE raptors from the Raptor center in Duncan, play games, make crafts, and even get the chance to examine an owl pellet. 
Admission by donation. 

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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All Buffleheads Day


Friday, October 14, 2016 - 7:00pm


I’m pleased to invite you to a special celebration of All Buffleheads Day on October 14th ( Leap Year). Special because it will mark :

A) the twentieth anniversary of monitoring the return of the ‘Spirit Duck’ to the Salish Sea,

B) the fiftieth anniversary of my first meeting with the Bufflehead, the ‘Dewar Duck’,

C) the final solution (proximate cause) of the mystery behind the Great Bufflehead Crash.

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Fort Building

Fort building is a cornerstone activity of our program at the Gulf Islands Centre for Ecological Learning. It helps to create a culture of comfort, connection, and community that permeates all of the other activities that we do. This activity works best when participants are going to be spending multiple days in or visiting an area. The fort becomes their home base, where they eat lunch or a snack, do activities or get some quiet time.


Support for the Eco Learning Hive generously provided by: