Sustainability

Bee Day

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Sunday, May 26, 2019 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

A honey of a program fit for the royalty of the insect world. What’s the buzz about bees? How can we encourage bees in our backyards? Join us and you’ll bee amazed, bee enchanted and bee happy. Bee there or bee square.

Admission by donation $5 per person suggested

Biology Buddies

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. For naturalists 4 to 6 years old

Session #1 May 1, 8, 15, 22  Themes: Insects, Great to be green (plants), Snakes, Hummingbirds

Session #2 June 5, 12, 19, 26  Themes: Beavers, Egg-cellent adventures, Ladybugs, Marshes

Wednesdays 9:30-11:30am OR 1:00 - 3:00pm

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Spring Break Fossil Fair

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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.

Home-school Science

We take learning outside the classroom! This series of four 2-hour science classes is designed for home-schooled children. We provide nature-themed programs with games, discovery and activities which encourage science-based learning while socializing with other home learners. For home-schooled children 7-10 years. February - Fridays9:30-11:30am or  1:00-3:00pm 1st Geology and Archaeology 8th Ethnobotany15th Animal Behaviour22nd Geography and Mapping Cost: $72 for members $80 for non-members

 

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Oh Deer!

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Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 12:00pm

Oh Deer!

Sunday, November 26, 12 noon to 3 pm – drop in anytime

Join us as we celebrate all the members of the Deer family with Deer Bingo, deer crafts, deer games, and lots of touchable deer items. If you want to learn how to keep deer out of your garden and what to do about Victoria’s deer ‘issue’, you’re out-of-luck; we don’t have any new answers. But if you want to have some nature fun and learn about who’s who in the deer world, we can help!

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Grossology at Swan Lake

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Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 12:00pm

Grossology

Sunday, October 29, 12 noon to 3 pm – drop in anytime Admission by donation

Are you oozing to learn about the disgusting science of animal grossology? Explore slug slime, owl barf and even the scoop on poop. Then check out worms, slugs, snakes, spiders & more as you learn about the secret world of the revolting.

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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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Predators of the sky

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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. 

Reptile Day

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Reptile Day
Wednesday, July 26, 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
Join in our annual scaly celebration!  Observe and interact with our fabulous reptile friends, play games, make crafts and get your face painted.
Admission by donation. 

Incredible Invertebrates

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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.

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